The Journey Journal Day 30: Feeling Like A Burden

Today’s Journal entry is about the feeling of being a burden.  That’s where Dad was last night after I got here.  That morning his feeling able to once again stay by himself was strong.  Friday they said he could take off the walking boot because his broken ankle was completely healed.  It was such a joy to him.  He was feeling more able to stay by himself again.  But feeling of taking care of himself gave way to feeling like a burden. 

Honestly, I don’t know what that feeling is like.  I know how it feels to feel like you’re useless—been there, done that, and got several T-Shirts to prove it.  But being a burden?  That’s got to be even tougher.  I am not alone in dealing with someone who feels like this; and he is not alone in that feeling. Paul knew something about this feeling. He addressed in in 2 Corinthians Chapter 8, Verse 14:

Right now you have plenty and can help those who are in need. Later, they will have plenty and can share with you when you need it.  In this way, things will be equal.

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So, today we will talk more about that—and I believe my part in the conversation has to be helping him to see he’s not a burden.  How can I do that?  Haven’t a clue.  But I do know Someone who knows everything about carrying burdens.  So I will lean into Him and listen as I pray.  I ask you to also pray for us today.

4 thoughts on “The Journey Journal Day 30: Feeling Like A Burden

  1. The Truth is, that’s how the Kingdom of Heaven works. We are to cast our burdens onto God, also we are to take on one another’s burdens. So in reality, when one takes on another’s burden, the one who is burdened is not responsible for the act of Love reciprocated toward them.
    It’s not difficult to understand the difference between casting ones burden onto others and one taking on another’s burdens.
    Sometimes we need to swallow our pride and accept the help the Jesus sends.I sure wish I had my Dad still on earth that I might be able to take on some of his burdens.
    And in a tit for tat life, I’m pretty sure the bulk of us will never be able to repay our parents for all they’ve done for us.
    Fair is fair.
    Sending you all big polar bear hugs from northern Canada.
    Blessings

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  2. I am praying with you brother. What Jesus said comes to mind: “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Feeling like you are a burden must be horrific.

    Blessings.

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