“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
I can usually spot the person from a distance, one who is weary and burdened. It shows in their face, their gait, and demeanor. It’s as if they are carrying the weight of the world on their back, the load too heavy to carry alone, and yet that is exactly what they are doing. If the load you carry weighs you down and disrupts your life, then let someone help you carry it. How do you do that? You do it by sharing and asking for help from your Heavenly Father. You pray and tell Him all that troubles you. I, too, have experienced heavy burdens. There was a time in my life that I was so heavily laden that I didn’t think I could go on. My life was an uphill climb, and I was too weighed down to contemplate what it would feel like to climb the hill without all the heavy baggage. I was worn out, broken-down, and filled with grief. Grief alone is heavy enough, but when you add in all the other burdens that a person has, then those heavy burdens can cause havoc and turmoil in your life. The stress alone can cause you to question every single decision you have ever made. The good news is that you never have to question a relationship with God. He created every one of us. He knew us before we were born, and He sees all. Talk to Him. I talk to Him like I would a friend, and He is my very best friend. When I am hurting, sick, tired, and weary, I talk to HIm. When I am feeling good I talk to Him, and that’s what we are supposed to do. That’s a relationship. He sees what is on the other side of that hill you’re climbing. We, as humans, don’t until we make the climb. But when we are weary and weighed down in mire, we can’t move let alone see how things can ever be better. Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” – (NLT) Pour your heart out to Him. He wants that relationship with you, but you need to go to Him. Let Him help you carry your burdens and once you have done that, let Him show you what a relationship with Him will be like in your life. I promise you that it will be the best decision you will ever make.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your willingness to help us carry our burdens, and for always being there day and night. Thank You for giving us rest when we are weary, sick, and tired. But most of all thank You for Your love, Your Word, and Your guidance. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Written by: Laurie Davis