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Lifting the Weight of Our Burdens

October 7, 2012|11:12 am

Matthew 11:28-30

Throughout life, we all bear many burdens. Some may concern everyday things like finances or relationships, but we might also feel overwhelmed about future unknowns. These can weigh us down to the point of exhaustion if we do not handle them biblically.

Jesus knew how difficult life would be for us. After all, He was human too. But our Savior did not want us to bear unnecessary weight, for He knew that our heavenly Father can carry it for us.

So He spoke the words from today's passage--words full of promise and the hope of relief. Yet how do we, in the midst of difficulty, practically apply what He's telling us? First, He wants us to acknowledge that we have a specific burden. Next, we are to identify the issue. Then we can bring the problem before God. He tells us to cast it upon Him (Ps. 55:22), and He will carry our load.

When we kneel before the Lord in prayer and truly ask Him to take care of the problem, we can be relieved of its weight. While He may choose to miraculously change the circumstances, He often allows them to remain--at least for a while. So we may continue to think about the problem and live with its ramifications, but we no longer have to buckle under its pressure.

Are you carrying a heavy load? Find relief in the Savior, as you release your concerns into His capable hands. Jesus desires that you experience peace even in the midst of trials. And He has provided everything necessary for freedom from burdens. Will you let Him take it from you?

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