Thursday in the Fourth Week of Lent

Cast thy burden upon the Lord. Psalms 40:22

I know I’ve been writing a lot about burdens lately. I’ll get off it for a while I promise, but for a day let’s talk about burdens that are not so obvious. Not the one’s God gives us but we can carry, and not the readily apparent ones like illness, financial problems, or addiction. What about those burdens that for whatever reason we cannot share with a friend or neighbor, many of which we don’t want to discuss even with God. We all have them from time to time. I don’t want to be presumptuous about what your secret burden might be. It might be a lack of faith, a secret longing to escape, an urge or nudge that you wrestle internally with every day, again our secrets are many and as different as the stars.

It is those secrets, those most intimate burdens, that we need to cast in God’s direction the most. It is in those prayers and conversations where God will be present to comfort and unburden. Throw that secret tote sack to God and your life will become all sunshine and gladness.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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