The Suitcase

Key Verse: Psalm 55:22, “Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you.”

I came dragging our full suitcase from the car into the house. I could barely lift this thing up the steps to even get it in. My husband was frustrated with me at this point wondering why I even attempted this. He was trying to grab the handle to take it away and kept saying would you let me take this in? But by this point it was personal and there was no stopping me. I had to finish this, lol. And boy was it was on! Hey, I did my TaeBo VHS tapes. I knew everything Billy Blanks taught me was going to help me in this situation. I pulled with all my might up the stairs and inside. Once I got the suitcase inside and on the wood floor I pushed it down the hall and into our bedroom and threw it up on the bed (which was not a pretty sight I’m sure) to unpack it. My husband came in soon after and I had to do my best Vanna White pointing to the suitcase and say,“ta-da, I did it!“ And he replies with,“great job but how many pieces of the wood floor did you take up with it when dragging it in.” I replied with a sarcastic “ha-ha.” He thought he was just so funny:)
Bit by bit I now took on the daunting task of unpacking. Not my favorite thing to do but it was fun reminiscing about our trip and looking at the fun knick knacks and treasures we bought along the way.  When I was finally through I zipped up the suitcase and when I went to pick it up it was so easy and light. I tossed it right into the closet back in its space waiting until its next adventure.

If you think on it our lives resemble a lot like a suitcase. We hold so many dear memories and treasures on our heart that mean so much to us. And with the good is the bad. We weigh ourselves down with a lot of baggage inside us from the everyday pressures of life. As women we put so much on us to make everyone around us happy and to complete all these tasks along the way, and after a while we feel we can no longer go on from it all. There are days after work or just a rough day in general when I feel I am walking in my home dragging and can barely make it inside….a lot like my weighted down suitcase.
It’s in those moments I have my wakeup call and think to myself what am I doing Dina? I need to give all this to God!

Are you feeling weighed down lately? Do you feel you can’t keep going any longer?  Please know God is there and He wants to help take all your “baggage.” You don’t have to carry it alone. Sometimes we get set in our ways and we don’t want help. Kind of like me when I wouldn’t let my husband help me bring in the suitcase.

One of my all-time favorite verses is, Psalm 55:22, “Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you.”

In that verse I feel His love for us and how He truly wants to help us…..to be there for us. 
Everything that is weighing you down He wants. Take all your burdens to the cross. Whatever you are holding onto I know He would gladly take and I can guarantee you it will lighten the load on you.

Heavenly Father,
I pray for all the wonderful ladies, Lord, who are feeling weighed down. Many burdens and heavy hearts, Lord. And, Father, I pray You help lift their needs and bring them peace and comfort.  We love You, Lord, and we thank You for always being there for us and seeing us through. In Your precious and wonderful name.
Amen.

Be encouraged, ladies, and remember He is with you always!!!! How awesome is He!!!

Dina Kyser

Dina loves her family with all her heart.  So much so that she documents every waking moment through taking pictures.  Along with this picture taking is a pumpkin spice latte addiction that fuels her clicking finger.  She is the mother of two beautiful children and the helpmate to her husband, Pat, who serves in the United States Army.  Dina and her family currently make their home in Fayetteville, North Carolina, but she grew up in the big sky of Billings, Montana.  Dina loves Jesus with everything she has and knows there is nothing He can not do. Philippians 4:13, "I can do everything through him who gives me strength." (NIV)

Dina loves her family with all her heart. So much so that she documents every waking moment through taking pictures. Along with this picture taking is a pumpkin spice latte addiction that fuels her clicking finger. She is the mother of two beautiful children and the helpmate to her husband, Pat, who serves in the United States Army. Dina and her family currently make their home in Fayetteville, North Carolina, but she grew up in the big sky of Billings, Montana. Dina loves Jesus with everything she has and knows there is nothing He can not do. Philippians 4:13, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” (NIV)

2 thoughts on “The Suitcase

  1. Lorinda Freeman says:

    I surrender all to you, LORD. I love you and thank you for the peace and strength that comes with this. There is so much to love You for but it all comes down to loving You because of who you are. Please forgive me when I am weak and thick necked. Bless this day for all my sisters and brothers as we walk as salt and light in our communities. Amen

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