Read Mark 5. The demon-possessed man was struggling with something that not only kept him up all night, but something he had dealt with for a very long time. He was in constant agony and wanted relief so badly. He would cut himself out of frustration, irritation, and desperation, wondering why he was dealing with this issue.
Do you ever find yourself so frustrated that you hurt not only yourself, but others? Ever struggle with why you are in a particular situation? Notice that in this passage, the man saw Jesus, ran to Him, laid it down at His feet, and was changed forever. After his encounter with Jesus, he was purposely sent back to his hometown so people could see the change Jesus made in him.
Heavenly Father, I pray I would have the kind of resolve it takes to lay my burdens at Your feet. I am faced with so much, and I know You care about every last detail of my life. Create a testimony through my experiences that will reach others and bring You the glory You deserve. In Jesus' Name, amen.READ MORE DEVOTIONAL