ourdailybreadCome to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. —Matthew 11:28
A man driving his pickup truck on a country track saw a woman carrying a heavy load, so he stopped and offered her a lift. The woman expressed her gratitude and climbed into the back of the truck.
A moment later, the man noticed a strange thing: the woman was still holding onto her heavy load despite sitting in the vehicle! Astonished, he pleaded, "Please, Madam, put down your load and take your rest. My truck can carry you and your stuff. Just relax." What do we do with the load of fear, worry, and anxiety we often carry as we go through life's many challenges? Instead of relaxing in the Lord, I sometimes behave like that woman. Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest" (Matt. 11:28), yet I've caught myself carrying burdens I should offload onto Jesus.
We put down our burdens when we bring them to the Lord in prayer. The apostle Peter says, "Cast all your anxiety on [Jesus] because he cares for you" (1 Peter 5:7). Because He cares for us, we can rest and relax as we learn to trust Him. Instead of carrying the burdens that weigh us down and weary us, we can give them to the Lord and let Him carry them.
I’m tired, Lord. I bring You my burdens today. Please keep them and carry them for me.
Prayer is the place where burdens change shoulders.
- _lgperez_In Jesus name I pray. Amen
- jjo2tauThank you ❤ Amen
- itsssnoreenLord I give my burden in your Mighty hands.
- cassandrakey14Amen lord
- feist11gkidsThank you my Father
- curlyred44Praise you Lord Jesus!
- _lgperez_Heavenly Father, in Your name I pray. Amen
- cookie_boyerI, too, do this. I pray for someone who has been laid upon my heart. Yet I pray for them again and again. Does this show a lack of faith?
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