There’s nothing like the heaviness of the circumstances that continually bombard our lives. What may have started out as something small has now grown in weight exponentially. The pressure becomes insurmountable and nothing seems to make things lighter. Has that ever happened to you? I have tried a time or two to carry these loads as if I had the capacity to do such without strain or stress. What ends up happening?
I grow weary, frustrated, & upset because the situations are proving entirely too much for me to handle, yet I continually let the load sink me further and further into despair. Before I realize it, I have allowed despair to shift me to a place of misery where hope is nowhere to be found. I become more and more discouraged as the circumstances turn massive. I am not able to move any further so what must I do… depending on other people comes to mind but if I can’t carry load how can I possibly expect others to be able to do so as well. If I don’t consult the Lord first their help might not be what God intended and therefore relief would only be temporary at best.
Instead of questioning how will I ever carry the weight I have to switch my mindset.
“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. Matt 11:28-29
I must go to Jesus, let Him lead, so I can find rest for my soul.
Incredibly, I often refuse to allow the Lord to help me. Could it be because I don’t trust in His abilities to rescue me. Extending my trust means I must surrender how the situation will be handled. What if God answers in a way totally different from I imagined. Would I be okay with that? After all, that would mean I let go of my will and accept His will as Jesus did in His perfect example of submission even unto the cross.
And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Phil 2:8
Through Jesus Christ, I’m assured that my burdens He can carry. I must surrender and gladly accept help in lifting the load off my shoulders. When I rest on Christ I won’t be toppled or destroyed because my circumstances and situations are transferred to Him, the weight bearer. Now I can walk upright in trust and confidence in Jesus. I can rejoice that my burden bearer is making the way, so I can stand without hindrance.
If you are struggling today as you read this then throw the weight of your circumstances on Christ. Let Him carry it, let Him resolve It, let Him take over that which tries to destroy you. Let Him be your all in all. You will be able to stand because nothing can hinder you