Matthew 11:28-30 ERV “Come to me all of you who are tired from the heavy burden you have been forced to carry. I will give you rest. Accept my teaching. Learn from me. I am gentle and humble in spirit. And you will be able to get some rest. Yes, the teaching that I ask you to accept is easy. The load I give you to carry is light.”
Sometimes life can feel as if you are caught in the middle of a dark cloud. No matter which way you go, the cloud goes with you. The chains of life’s circumstances weigh heavily around your neck, pulling you down. The walls of anxiety and fear move in on you, closing you into a small space that you can’t seem to escape. These are the heavy burdens of this world.
Your burden may be an illness. Maybe you are dealing with depression or a divorce. Perhaps your financial situation wakes you in the middle of the night in a panic. Whatever heavy load you are carrying, God wants to take it over for you. He desires that you rest. Do you remember what rest feels like?
The Lord says He is gentle and humble. He tells us that He WILL give us rest. You have to accept this gift. You have to let go of the worry; the burden. Let the Lord carry the heavy load. He is offering, so hand it over. Breathe a sigh of relief that you don’t have to carry your situation alone. His strong arms will reach in and lift the difficulty off of you so you can walk more easily. Your life will open up as you accept what He has for you.