Saturday, March 7, 2009

He Wants You To Be Free

Why do you travel the long winding road,… stumbling along the dark way?
You need not carry your burdens alone,…give them to Jesus today

Lift from your shoulders the cares that you bear,… and drop them at our dear Lord’s feet
“I’m more than able to carry your load,”…He whispers in melodies sweet

Our pride tells us,…no…we can do it alone,...and onward we press down the lane
But Jesus repeats in His gentle, kind voice,…“my child let me carry your pain”

We doubt and we fear, and we shed many tears as we struggle to do it our way
But He follows along,…when we’re weak, He is strong, and He picks us up day after day

Won’t you turn to Him now, at His feet humbly bow, and release your great burden to Him?
He is loving and fair, and your burden He’ll bear, and you won’t have to struggle again

And the peace that He brings will make your heart sing as you walk down the path by His side
And you won’t feel the pain or the sorrow again, since your burdens you shed with your pride

You’re free now to dance down the lane in a prance, or run and jump in the air like a child
Your Lord loves you so, and He’s glad you let go, and He watches you now with a smile

“Now isn't this better than struggling alone?”… He says…, and you quickly agree
Why did I carry that big heavy load when you wanted for me to be free?

By Linda Hogeland ~~~March 2009

4 comments:

Tina said...

Thank you for that wonderful poem. God is so good!
In His love,
Tina

Kristin said...

I think this is my favorite so far! Why is it so hard for us to let go of our fears, especially when we know that we are not alone? It's something I struggle with every day, but the more I lean on Him, the more I do feel free!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Kristin

Buildeth Her House said...

Thanks so much for your lovely post. I really need ed to read this today!

American Home said...

These are wise words. Thanks for the encouragement.
Blessings,
Donna