I think of my anger and bitterness, and I can’t help but hear Christ telling me to lay it down. When we hold onto what causes us to grow angry or even more bitter, we lose the energy to pursue God. It is a tiresome thing to hate, to hold onto a pain that should have been long let go. It’s not easy to let go, but it is necessary; so we must ask God to take it from us, and in that request we lay it all down.
Weary traveler, maybe you are exhausted because you are carrying more burdens than you are supposed to. Let go of the past, and allow God to heal you and restore you. Because in that restoration, you shall see a loving God desiring for you to chase after Him, and you shall finally have the strength to do so, because you no longer spend it on things that give no joy at all; So live, love, forgive, and move on. This is worship, this is faithfulness, and this is obeying God even when it hurts.