A Psalm of Worry then Relief

Written 10-9-12, Anna Olson


The mistakes of my past weigh heavy on my shoulders.

I try to shrug them off, but they weigh down like boulders.

I try to change the past, but there’s no way I’ll succeed.

I can only change the future which will be better than the past, guaranteed.

I beat myself up over what I coulda, woulda, shoulda done.

But that’s not helping anything, just adding to the weight a ton.

Jesus taps me on the shoulder, but I hardly notice as I struggle.

He clears his throat and randomly announces he knows how to juggle.

I turn to see his face after his announcement so sarcastic.

But my eyes grow wide as he takes a heavy rock from me and tosses it real drastic.

“Can you take more?” I ask, and I follow his gaze to my white-knuckled grip.

“Oh, right,” I say and I try and loosen up as I bite my lip.

I watch the Lord smile as he reaches over to help me.

Then, he takes my burden away completely!

“Anna,” he says as he hands me a gift.

“I’m always right here, waiting!” My perspective begins to shift.

Instead of worrying about my flimsy worries here on earth, I look to Jesus!

Does what I’m doing have eternal worth? Always, always, look to Jesus!

It doesn’t matter what I didn’t do, just what I will.

And since I won’t be doing all that on my own, I can just BE STILL!

2 thoughts on “A Psalm of Worry then Relief

  1. Great Psalm, I really liked this. I struggle with worrying about things and letting go of the past. I needed to read something like this. Have a lovely day. God Bless : )

    1. The day after I wrote it, I started to stress about something entirely different, then I feel like Jesus cleared his throat or raised his eyebrows or something and I’m like, “Oh yeah!” Haha. I hope you have a great week! =)


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