Christian Living
Set Down Your Bundle
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Nov 5, 2018
If God Is In Control, Why Is My Life Such a Mess?

FOR YOUR GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT

If you are like most people, you do not board an airplane or train without knowing where it is headed. When you get in your car, you have a good idea of where you are going. Are you as aware of your eternal destination? Jesus Christ is the way, the Truth, and the life (see John 14:6). There is no other way to heaven.

Are you traveling and striving without a clear destination? Are you lost as you walk through life? Perhaps you are seeking God, but in all the wrong places. As you read this anonymous poem, ask yourself, "Am I burdened with a bundle like this man?"

The harder you try in your own strength to find peace, the further you will find yourself from God.

 

He carried a bundle of false beliefs,
Musty and heavy as lawyer's briefs;
Prejudice, jealousy, bitterness, strife—
These were the wares of his troubled life.
He carried the bundle wherever he went—
Anger, suspicion, and selfish intent;
He saw what he sought, injustice and sin.
Life was a tempest without and within.
He mumbled and stumbled;
The world was all wrong,
His bundle grew heavy as he shuffled along.
Worry, impatience, discord, and doubt—
These were the things
He dragged all about.
Tired of his bundle, he set the load down,
He prayed long to God; his face lost its frown.
In his eyes dawned a light by which he could see.
He forsook his old bundle and walked away free.

The harder you try in your own strength to find peace, the further you will find yourself from God. He doesn't move away; you do. He is waiting for you. Come to Jesus today. He will lead you to Truth and to eternal life with Him.

Prayer: Jesus, I come to You, and I set my bundle down. Thank You for Your finished work on the cross and the forgiveness of my sins. I repent and turn to You for eternal life today. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths" (Psalm 25:4).