Friday, March 27, 2009

Cast Your Burdens

Cast your burdens upon the Lord and he will sustain thee.
  Julius Schubring

At the end of a long, hard day, I collapsed on the floor by my bed and began to pray. I felt as if I was going to burst into a million pieces. My head was spinning and my mind was reeling. My soul was tired. As I was praying, the thought came to me. " What do you want, Rozanne?"
I paused and started to ramble about needing this and that. But it came again, " What do you want?"
I stopped and thought. What did I actually want? I realized in that moment that the only thing I really wanted was a breath. I wanted my mind to stop talking so fast and furiously. I wanted to relax. I wanted to look out my window at the lights and simply enjoy them. I wanted to feel encircled with peace and love.
As soon as I had the thought, my mind cleared and I looked at the ceiling. It was gone. The chatter was gone. My ears rang with the sound of quiet.
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for an answered prayer.

The above is today's muse by Ro on the website. It was not a long one in text but a heavy one in content. As is often the case, it spoke to me. I have had quite a few peaceful and loving moments while in the valley. My hope is you will have many today.


Sweet Sage said...

Thank You.
So needed this today.

Arcadia Living said...

Yes, sometimes the best thing to do is just breathe! I thank God for my yoga practice, which often quiets my racing mind. Take care and thanks for commenting on my blog - Patty