Cast your burden to God, and God will sustain you;
God will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Think for a second and recognize where you are.
Think for a moment of how you got there.
What obstacles did you overcome?
What challenges did you face?
Remember when you thought you couldn’t make it?
Remember when you almost stopped?
Chances are, on this road, or that journey, you
didn’t do it alone.
Chances are, you’ve had friends encouraging you;
family checking in on you; and strangers, yes
strangers, being an unexpected positive presence in
the prayers they prayed for you.
A journey does not always look like a trail with
footprints in the sand.
A journey can be seen in the mile marker—a stone
placed to mark a transition; a time when what was
weighing you down has been lifted.
And because we travel this life together, over time
the trail becomes a story, a collection of stones
from a community.
And after a while, all these stones, the burdens
that have been set down, become the road we travel.
Further reminding us that we are not alone.
“Be kind; everyone is fighting a great battle.
May the sun shine warm upon your face as you journey
through this day…