There are certain areas in my life that continually challenge me emotionally and spiritually. I think we all have them and it can be very different for each of us. I'm realizing that what they are isn't as important as what I do about them. Life is full of great joy. Life is also full of many, many challenges and the journey really can be quite a roller coaster. There is one thing I am certain of and that is the challenges WILL come. Today the burden is lifted. Today was quiet. Peaceful. Joyful. But tomorrow will come. It always does.
I'm not certain I will ever get to the point of just stepping over those rocks. I would like to say I am there, but I am not. I am human, and I am in great need of my Savior. It is when I try to carry them all instead of giving them to Jesus that I become weary. I was reminded of Matthew 11:28-30 today. Jesus said "Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light". I don't really think the point is to become perfect and uneffected by the challenges of life. I am an emotional, spiritual being who loves deeply and at times, hurts deeply. Those rocks will no doubt trip me up. When my focus is off of Jesus I will pick them up again and begin to lug them around. But Jesus wants to take that burden from me. It is spending time daily, giving them to Him and allowing him to give me rest for my weary soul. It is then that I hand those rocks over to Jesus and exchange them for pebbles named "worthy", "loved", and "good enough". It is then that I find rest for my soul.