Friday, March 27, 2015


I hear the voice screaming:
"Give in! Give up!"
Why? Because I'm 

Who's been there? Who is there? I know we all need to raise our hands on this one. 
From endless demands, to overloaded schedules, to impossible requirements...and the list goes on. 
We want to stop the crazy but we don't know how. We want to escape the hard because we have failed to bring the change we want to see. 

But you and I? 
We have a choice. 
Just because that voice is screaming, it doesn't mean its message is TRUTH. 
You and I? 
We can choose to stand up under that lie...that temptation to RUN FOR THE EVER LOVIN' HILLS. 
Because JESUS...He's been there. 
He's got a trade for you: 
Your heavy burden for His fullness of Joy- right smack dab in the middle of whatever crazy you're in. 
He wants to carry that weight. 
He has been tempted and has walked through it you don't have to crumble trying to.
Don't give in my friend. 
Don't give up.

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” 
Matthew 11:28-30

"This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most." 
Hebrews 4:15-16