Psalm 147:3 – He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds (KJV)
When I tried to carry all my bags on my lap:
I loved travelling by trains growing up in India, especially the two – day train trips my family did during our summer holidays . There were no rules on how many baggage we could carry with us. I remember packing my little bag and stuffing it with my clothes, books, toys, and snacks.
As I hopped onto the train, I decided to hold onto my heavy bag despite my parents asking me to put them down. It didn’t even take a few minutes before I started complaining about how my lap hurts. My daddy then reminded me how each of our bags have a place to be dropped off, and need not be carried during the travel.
Oh, what a valuable lesson it was. I have often tried to carry all my emotional baggage with me ultimately affecting many relationships that I came across in my journey. Then I remembered My Heavenly Father’s voice as I woke up startled in one of my nightmares, “Drop off your baggage upon me”
Dear Friend, how heavy are your baggage?
Have you been lugging them all alone these many years into every relationship you have been blessed today with?
Are there wounds still raw that you haven’t been able to heal and causing a wedge in your life?
Where do these baggage stem from?
These could be baggage you are carrying from a broken home where you experienced abandonment, or where you witnessed your parents fighting every single day, you were teased/bullied for your appearance, where you got molested by people in your family or neighborhood.
There is a stronger possibility of those with unresolved conflicts and baggage to turn to food for comfort, have sexual addictions, mutilating oneself , turning to alcohol to forget the pain, and the worst one turn away from God and dislike the church.
Daddy God never ever abandons nor pushes us away when we cry out to Him. He knows our frame, and He knows our struggles. He can heal our broken heart, and cheer our fallen countenance.
Psalm 147:3 says, He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Bindeth also means loving puts bandages on our wounds. God tends to our wounds like a mama who tends to her children, like a dada who comforts his son, like a physician who carefully stitches up the open wound.
Where can we DROP OFF our baggage?
Dear Friend, there is a GOD whose shoulder is broader than anyone else’s to carry all your baggage, whose heart can carry all your wounds, whose feet will never trample you as you fall down, and whose love never scrutinizes your scars.
Drop all your baggage, my dear Friend , and let the ONE and Only Lord Jesus Christ carry them all for you. Do not try to take back what you gave to the Lord in tears and prayers. He can certainly give you deliverance from the nightmares you have experienced.
When we have an intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father ,we can ultimately enjoy our God-given relationships on this earth without any baggage.
Turn to Jesus for comfort and healing and not to the Devil . The Devil is out there to turn you against your Maker.
Here are 6 step to follow as you dropOff and run away from unwanted baggage in your life:
- Confess your own sins you have committed in your own life knowingly and unknowingly. Let the Lord release you from all your guilt.
- Spend time fasting at least once a week. I picked Fridays since I was born on a Friday.(just a little fyi)
- Study the Word of God and let God speak to you on forgiveness, healing, anger issues, and restoration.
- Keep a journal and take notes of every theme you find reoccurring in your study time and areas you need work on presently.
- Use quiet hours in your home for prayer time. I would say early mornings are the best when the whole house is still sleeping and you are not tired from a weary day.
- Find a trustworthy same-sex mentor or accountability partner to pray along with you as you find restoration in the Lord.
Drop offs only -for the Lord thy God will carry them all for you!
Until we meet again here,