Friday, June 4, 2010

The Greatest Burden...

"The greatest burden we have to carry in life is self; the most difficult thing we have to manage is self. Our own daily living, our frames and feelings, our especial weaknesses and temptations, our peculiar temperaments, our inward affairs of every kind, --these are the things that perplex and worry us more than anything else, and that bring us most frequently into bondage and darkness.

In laying off your burdens, therefore, the first one you must get rid of is yourself.

You must hand yourself, with your temptations, your temperament, your frames and feelings, and all your inward and outward experiences, over into the care and keeping of your God, and leave it all there...
...And here you must rest, trusting yourself thus to Him, continually and absolutely."

-Hannah Whitall Smith