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Traveling Light

by Max Lucado

When my dad passed away in February of 2017, a very dear friend and mentor gave me this book. The subtitle is Releasing the Burdens You were Never Intended to Bear: The Promise of Psalm 23.

This book is more than for those grieving though. Other burdens discussed are self-reliance, discontent, weariness, worry, hopelessness, guilt, arrogance, fear, and several more. This one will stay on my shelf for many years as I know there will be times that I need to refresh my understanding on how it is unhealthy to be weighed down by these burdens.

A taste of Lucado's writings found on page 48:

Anxiety is an expensive habit. Of course, it might be worth the cost if it worked. But it doesn't. Our frets are futile. Jesus said, "You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it: (Matt. 6:27). Worry has never brightened a day, solved a problem, or cured a disease.


"He leads me beside the still waters," David declares. And, in case we missed the point, he repeats the phrase in the next verse: "He leads me in the paths of righteousness."


"He leads me." God isn't behind me, yelling, "Go!" He is ahead of me, bidding, "Come!"

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