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The Heavy Burdens We Carry

My first physical therapy appointment went well.  I had a very competent physical therapist that was able to come up with a plan that’s going to get me back to good as new in a couple of weeks.


I must admit that I was somewhat nervous when I first got to my appointment.  I didn’t have a clear idea of what was going to happen.  When I met with my physical therapist, he asked me to explain my problems to him in my own words.

I told him about having pain from my neck all the way down to my lower back.  I told him about my two year old son that was very big for his age and how I sometimes have to help him get in and out of things.  I talked about how it all flared up when my husband deployed because I had to do more physical labor than normal.

My physical therapist explained to me that sometimes, whenever we have a weak core (the trunk of your body), it can cause strain on your back.  Weakness in the muscles around the spine can cause problems with spine support while lifting and carrying.  He recommended that I be put on a “Trunk Stablization” plan.  Pretty much, this means that I have to strengthen my core muscles so that they will be strong enough to stabilize my spine.  I left with several printouts of exercises that I can do from home.  I was encouraged because I fully trust that my Physical Therapist knows what he is doing and that his plan is going to guarantee success for me.

 

Sometimes in life, we carry burdens that we are too weak to handle.  We hurt and strain ourselves in the midst of carrying the heavy load.
But isn’t it great that we don’t have to carry around burdens on our shoulders?

 

We can hand off our burdens to Jesus.  His yoke and easy and His burden is light.   How do you hand your burdens off to Jesus?  By praying.  Tell Him about what’s going on and how you feel about it.  Then, give it over to Him.  Tell Him that He’s in control and that you are trusting Him to work it out.  After that, let it go.  Trust in God.  Just like my Physical Therapist, He knows what He is doing and following His plan for our lives always guarantees success.

 

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  • joeandbridge March 12, 2010, 1:36 PM

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  • JDaniel4's Mom March 12, 2010, 1:29 PM

    I am now following. Stopping by from the Friday Follow.

  • By MelCole of PA March 12, 2010, 9:13 AM

    My gosh, what a big bag you're carrying! Rest well after that so to avoid strain. Yep, Jesus carried lots of our crosses, we should help him carry our too. Followed you from Friday follower.

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  • JDaniel4's Mom March 12, 2010, 5:04 AM

    Thanks for stopping by. I am so glad the therapy meeting went well.

  • KK March 12, 2010, 2:18 AM

    Amen!

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  • Budgets are the New Black March 11, 2010, 10:21 PM

    I am so glad you're getting help for this. I have had lower back pain since my daughter was a baby. I went to chiropractors many times, even an acupuncturist once. All relieved the pain but didn't cure it.

    I finally went to PT (via a referral: I finally got one from my PCM) last year for six months. I was very impressed with how much they helped me. Now it's up to me to strengthen my core — I have lapsed since I stopped PT. It really is an amazing difference. I hope it's the same for you.

  • ParlinMom March 10, 2010, 5:06 PM

    I can say I know all about this right now in my life. I am trying to get myself together all over again with God. I have been a Christian all my life and was baptized as a baby and I re-dedicated my life to Christ in 2001 and was baptized as an adult but my walk with Him as been anything but easy. I am going through strife in my marriage and in my family and I notice that when I am not doing as God is telling me all the drama starts up again. You would think that I would learn but I keep falling short but life is getting short and I am determine to live my life as Christ tells us to.

    I know that I just went on a rampage but I needed to get that out and when I saw your post about burdens it was as if you were thinking of me.

    Thanks for the post.

  • Kelly March 10, 2010, 12:00 AM

    So true. Honest and close to home post! Thanks for linking up to POM's Connect MEme Monday!

    http://thepursuitofmommyness.com/

  • **** April **** March 9, 2010, 10:39 PM

    Thank you so much for this — it's exactly what I needed to remember to do tonight! God bless ya sister!

  • Jessica March 9, 2010, 2:55 PM

    Hello! I just wanted to say thank you for the kind words you said. I will definitely be following your blog. Once I get home, I will be going to church with my cousin. I believe that will help me greatly!

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