“All of your problems, all of your pain. Lay it down. Lay it down. Cast your cares upon Him, He’ll hear your call. Lay it down. All of your heartache, all guilt and shame. Lay it down. Lay it down.”
When we fall it is so easy to be condemned by people but even more so by ourselves when we “mess up.” Yes we should feel convicted when we turn from God but all He wants is for us to repent and turn back to Him. 1 John 1:9 reminds us that “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” How quick are people to bring up the past or constantly remind each other of what they’ve done wrong. How great is it that God does not hold grudges or keep record of our past once we give our lives to Christ and live for Him. There is no greater feeling than being able to pour out to Christ and be vulnerable before Him and know that there is a safe place with no judgment where I can just be real and open. Too often people think that they have to come before Christ perfect or “get themselves together first” but the truth is come to Christ as you are so that He can make you perfect in Him. We are not able to do it by ourselves. Lay it all down before Him no matter what it is. He loves us and only wants the best for us. Deal with what’s dealing with you by seeking Christ to empty you and then fill you with His love. Lay it down.