Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Lord, Lighten My Load

We had purchased every item on the teacher's list and packed it all in my 7 year-old son's backpack on the first day of school. I helped him put it on, only to see him tumble backwards from the weight of it!

I remembered that long ago scene as I read the Bible this morning, realizing that Jesus longs to lighten our loads. He daily bears our burdens...if we will let him.

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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30\

There have been times when God has removed me from a situation, location or responsibility, just because He had something better just ahead. And He assured me: If it is His will for me, it will be a blessing to those I love also.

Lord Jesus, I need You every hour! Help me not to be so "responsible" that I miss out on what YOU long to do in and through me.


Joy said...

God is so wonderful! I am so thankful that He helps us with our heavy loads and we can be at rest!

White Lace and Promises said...

Such a soothing post. He heals those who are crushed in spirit. That's what came to mind when I read your post.

Daisy said...

This is a comforting scripture and post, Karen. Thank you.

KathyB. said...

WE are studying the book of Job and one thing is clear, we have Him, only Him, our Lord & Savior , to trust. He alone is able to lift us up when all else in our lives crushes us. Our God is truly an awesome God !

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