Thursday, April 15, 2010

A "Tax Day" Devotional

Are You Taxed Out?

Definiton: Tax, n. A burdensome or excessive demand; a strain.

 

Is this you, my friend? If you were to write a tax letter to the Lord instead of the IRS, would it be similar to this?

April 15th, 2010

Dear Lord,

I’m tired. I’m drained. I’m burdened. All the things I don’t want to be as a Christian.
I am, though.

What an awkward day for me to realize this, but…I’m overtaxed.

Could you…wait, I know You
can

Would You please give me a tax break? Just long enough for me to come up for air? I don’t mean to beg, but please?

I do love You, Lord. I do. I have only good intentions, but I’m weary, Lord.

Hangin’ by a hair,
Your child

PS. 

I know You already know this, but the thought of no new taxes would really bring peace of mind to me right now.


April 15th, 2010

Dear child,

Yes. My tax breaks are always available for you. Listen to what I’ve written.*
 

“The Word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.”

“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you;  

He will never leave you nor forsake you.”

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 

Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart, 

and you will find rest for your souls.”

“Do you not know? 

The LORD is the everlasting God…He will not grow tired or weary, 
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. 

They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary, 

they will walk and not be faint.”

So…yea. This was written for you, my precious child. For this tax day, and every other moment too.

Holding you tight,
Your Daddy
 

PS. 
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” **


*Deuteronomy 30:14, 31:8, Matthew 11:28-29, Isaiah 40:28-31
** John 16:33

"Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, 
who daily bears our burdens. Selah"
Psalm 68:19


5 friends shared a comment:

Rita's Random Ramblings said...

Unique article on tax day, thanks for the hug!
Rita

Andrea said...

Great post!
Blessings, andrea

Irritable Mother said...

Love it. LOVE IT. LOVE IT!!!

So thankful for His understanding and provision.

Have a great weekend!

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Laury said...

I love knowing that my Daddy is holding me tight. Thanks for sharing, Laura.