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.New Living Translation
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.