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Family Matters 6-12-18

I recently read about a Professor who began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see & asked the students ?How much do you think this glass weighs???50gms!??.. ?100gms!? ?..?125 gms? ?the students answered. ?I really don?t know unless I weigh it,? said the professor, ?but, my question is: ?What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes??Nothing? ?..the students said.?Ok, what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?? the professor asked.?Your arm would begin to ache? said one of the students.?You?re right, now what would happen if I held it for a day or longer???Your arm could go numb; you might have severe muscle stress & paralysis!??Very good.But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?? Asked the professor.?No??. Was the answer.?Then what caused the arm ache & the muscle stress?What should I do now to come out of pain?? asked professor again.?Put the glass down!? said one of the students as they all laughed.?Exactly!? said the professor.Life?s problems are something like this.Hold it for a few minutes in your head & they seem OK.Think of them for a long time & they begin to ache.Hold it even longer & they begin to paralyze you. The most important thing about your problems is to ?PUT THEM DOWN? at the end of every day before you go to sleep.

I say the best way to ?put them down,? is to give them to God! Our holding on to our problems and worrying about them does not lessen the weight of them. We were never meant to hold on or to handle our problems. He is our very present help in any time of need!