Let Me Carry You

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One of the greatest mysteries of life is that our Creator speaks to us in the simple things.

The other day I was touched by one of those little things. I spent the weekend with my brother and his wife and children. We spent the first day with dear friends of ours, and the next day we went on a shopping trip. My niece was tuckered out after such full and exciting days, and when we arrived back at their home, she was mostly asleep. She didn’t want to walk, she couldn’t keep her eyes open,  and she started to cry. That’s when her daddy reached out and said, “Let me carry you.”

And then it hit me.

My heavenly Father is longing to do the same thing for me. When I’m exhausted (physically or spiritually), he wants to carry me. When I’ve reached the end of my strength, he’s more than willing to be the shoulder to rest my weary, confused, aching head upon.

When I rest in that childlike faith, realizing that Yahweh is my Father, and I am his daughter, that’s when perfect love casts out fear.

My heart might try to convince me otherwise, yet there’s a sweet whisper of love and truth…

“Let me carry you.”

Me: But I’ve failed you again. I don’t deserve your love. I’m so flawed and frustrated at myself. Why would you love me?

 “Let me carry you.”

Me: But I’m afraid. I can’t let go.

“Let me carry you.”

Me: I want to know you for real. I want to let go of every fear, and walk in your perfect love. I want to be filled from the inside out with your living waters. I want to walk in the power of your resurrection. I want to glorify you with everything that I am. I need you every hour. I need your grace more than ever. I love you. I want to serve you. I offer my life to you.

He carries me

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” {Matthew 11:28}

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8 thoughts on “Let Me Carry You

  1. This is such a great post, Joy! It’s so true, He is a father to us, only far more loving and more compassionate than the best earthly father we could imagine.

    And, that album from Hillsong United, I’m soooo excited! I checked out a few of the other videos, the are incredible. I don’t think it’ll be too hard to convince Spud to buy that album and video. :)

    1. Amen, Brits! I’m so glad that it blessed you too. :) <3

      Yes....that album is amazing....I love the acoustic aspect of it, but the fact that it was recorded in Israel just makes it extra amazing... I heard about it for the first time a couple days ago and was planning on telling you and Jay about the album when you come over. :D

  2. Wow … thank you so much dear Joy for sharing this beautiful post! You don’t know how much it spoke to me. I feel like I have had that same conversation with Him! Thank you for this sweet reminder … He is such a good, good Father!


    1. I’m so glad that it was a blessing to you, dear Sarah! All praise to Him…He is our ♫ Good, Good Father ♫ and we are loved by Him.


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