Sir Winston Churchill said at the end of his life “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened!”
We all face many different types of ‘burdens’ in life, some of them are very real and troubling. Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Jesus is saying I will bear them for you if you give them to me, why do we foolishly hold onto them and worry over them, get frustrated over them dwell on them, when we can simply and prayerfully turn them over to Jesus?
Do we really trust Him?
Do we really believe?
I honestly don’t know, but we listen to our flesh and enemy because we believe we can handle it, pride sets in and takes our hearts and minds off of Christ.
In America, we have 5 percent of the world's population, yet we consume 50 percent of the prescription drugs in the world and 80 percent of the narcotic drugs in the world, made mostly for depression, anxiety, and pain.
We have a problem!
The problem is not mental stability, or physical ailments, it is spiritual for we are weak spiritually, and have forgotten and forsaken God.
”John Newton who wrote Amazing Grace, said this” We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.”
Are you tired of carrying your burdens alone?
Are you weary from the journey?
Are you ready to surrender to Christ, all your sorrow, all your worries, all your soul?
If so then today is the day you step into freedom!
God’s word says this!
“Trust in the Lord and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act, making your righteousness shine like the dawn, your justice like the noonday. Be silent before the Lord and wait expectantly for him; do not be agitated by one who prospers in his way, by the person who carries out evil plans.”Psalms 37:3-7 CSB
“Blessed be the Lord! Day after day he bears our burdens; God is our salvation. Selah Our God is a God of salvation, and escape from death belongs to the Lord my Lord.
Your God has decreed your strength. Show your strength, God, you who have acted on our behalf.” Psalms 68:19-20, 28 CSB
“The person who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence indeed is the Lord, is blessed. He will be like a tree planted by water: it sends its roots out toward a stream, it doesn’t fear when heat comes, and its foliage remains green. It will not worry in a year of drought or cease producing fruit. The heart is more deceitful than anything else, and incurable — who can understand it? I, the Lord, examine the mind, I test the heart to give to each according to his way, according to what his actions deserve.
Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me, and I will be saved, for you are my praise.
Don’t become a terror to me. You are my refuge in the day of disaster.” Jeremiah 17:7-10, 14, 17 CSB
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am lowly and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 CSB
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