Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lighten Your Load - June 24, 2014

Psalm 68:19(New International Version)
19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
who daily bears our burdens.

Matthew 11:28-30(New International Version)
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Already this June the events both here and around the world, make it seem like there is no end to trouble in the future. Along with that, for many people it is still really tough out there, The economy remains in the pits, and the issues that confront our families are greater than ever. Watching the news, hearing from our loved ones, it feels like everything is heading downhill, and along with it, the weight we carry on our shoulders keeps getting heavier. In fact, it seems that at any moment the burdens, difficulties and struggles we are faced with will break us down.

Their is a way to lighten the heavy load we are carrying, because we have a God who is interested in giving us relief. He offers to carry our burdens daily, meaning that we don't have to carry our difficulties by ourselves. Jesus took it a step further, offering to pull alongside of us and to bear most of the weight. What faces us is easy for Him, and He wants us to find rest, internal peace, to make it all seem easier.

If you are heavily burdened and looking for help, why not turn in over to our loving God, who has carried our sins, and now offers to carry the weight of our burdens, difficulties and struggles. Just as a loving Father carries his child, our God will carry us and help us to find rest for our souls.

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