What’s in your suitcase?

Regrets about the past, Anxiety about the future, To- do lists for the present?

Fear, Anger, Unforgiveness, Sadness, Apathy, Disappointments?

Cast away dreams, Broken promises, I can’ts and No’s?

The burdens in our suitcases tempt us to look for shortcuts.

Or to avoid big hills, rocky ground, and people.

Hands occupied, no longer able to lift heavenward in thanksgiving.

Eyes cast downward, backs aching from the strain.

If traveling to a foreign land, wouldn’t you enlist a guide?

There would be no fear in the capable hands of the one who knows the way.

The Heavenly Father is guiding us on this journey of the  heart.

Walk toward the dawn. Home is ahead.

Check your luggage. You don’t need it. It will only weigh you down.

Leave it at the foot of the cross.

Your Father will provide.

Trust in Him. Do not fear.

“He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic” Luke 9:3


12 thoughts on “Suitcases…

  1. I think there is not one believer who has not felt like this. Yet we persist, and go on, for the hope is ahead of us, in glory. If it were not for the Lord to help carry our burdens, we would not make it at all.

  2. Thanks again. I imagine heaven is like going to the airport and not being allowed to take any luggage at all! We come just as we are and we get clothed in Jesus at the other end.

  3. Thanks for looking at my blog! I like this post because it reminds me of that song Suitcases by Dara Mclean. It’s a good song but this is a great post! Thanks!
    in Christ,

  4. I love this post, the way you paint the picture of carrying our luggage. So often I leave mine at the feet of Jesus, then before I know it I am hauling it around all over again!

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