Is your Heart Heavy or Light?

Some mornings I  woke with a heavy feeling on my chest. Do you know what I mean?

Mentally reviewing the many things on my to-do-list for the day tended to weigh heavy on me. What a negative way to start the day.

But all that changed for me one day.

As I placed my hand on my chest, in an effort to stave off the phantom pressure, I felt the thump-thump of my heart beating. It is not something I do regularly, so I lay there for a few seconds; fascinated at the my body’s, divinely-designed mechanism doing its thing.

Then a light bulb went off.

Could I do anything to make my heart beat? Could I turn it off then back on again if I wanted to? Nope.

There is only one being in control and that is God.

So why should I worry about the things on my to-do-list and allow them to distort my waking thoughts?

Could I, by worrying, cause any of them to go away or to get done?


So the most sensible course of action appeared to be to leave it all in God’s hands. I committed my life to Him for the day and asked Him to give me the strength to accomplish what I could; I then went a step further – help me to lay down whatever I was unable to accomplish that day and not take it to bed with me, I asked.

Do you need to do the same?

Matthew 6: 27 asks, “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

We all know the answer to that one.

1 Peter 5:7 invites us to, “Cast all your anxiety on him for he cares for you.”

So why not do that today? Instead of focusing on all the tasks waiting to be done, focus on counting your many blessings. You’d be amazed at how much lighter your heart will feel.


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