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Saturday, October 23, 2010

You're stressed about it, but so am I.

Andrew really didn't know what to do.

He had grown up his entire life with a good family, friends of good influence, he did well in school although he enjoyed the occasional clowning around here and there.

He served a mission for his church to the Philippines and came back home with a resolve to be the best he could be.

He met a beautiful young woman at the University he chose to attend, he worked hard at work, volunteered at church functions or meetings, and took time to babysit.

Then something happened.

Andrew's job laid him off, his good family and friends weren't around him anymore, his girlfriend's family were critical of him because he didn't have what they felt he needed to have to be with a girl like her.

His life was stressful.

Walking home from school one day he saw an older woman trying to carry her groceries up her small porch steps. By the way she gently approached each step of her walk you could see that her knees weren't the best of shape.

"It's only 6 steps," he muttered to himself. "She doesn't need my help."

The thought came to him, "You're burdened about you, just like she's burdened about her. Focus on her burden and your burden won't feel so heavy."

Sometimes we feel like we have too much to bear,
Like we can't do it,
It's too heavy, I'm scared.
Then we look up from our own selves and see,
That others may have it, a bit worse than me.

So Andrew, don't worry about what other people think or do. You do what you feel is right and good.

And He'll make up the rest.


  1. You're awesome! Thank you for always telling me exactly what I need to hear! And that story sounds oddly familiar... Who's Andrew? :)

  2. This is EXACTLY what I needed today. Thank you so much.

  3. You're so great, I'm glad you keep up on your blog. :D

  4. This reminds me of a book I'm currently reading. "Believing Christ". SO good! It's all about believing that He really will make up for our weaknesses if we believe in Him. Great story.
    You are awesome. As always.