Do you feel overloaded with the troubles, burdens and stresses of life? Does it all just seem too overwhelming? Maybe it’s a demanding husband, persistent children, needy parents, trying to serve others, church commitments and so much more …… Sometimes it’s really hard to escape the business of life!
I was reading Matthew 14 this morning, which tells us how Jesus experienced all sorts of burdens and stresses. After hearing news of John the Baptist’s beheading, He tried to withdraw to a quiet place, but the crowds followed and instead of resenting being interrupted, He had compassion on them and healed their sick. He even went on to miraculously feed over 5,000 of them, About 3 o’clock that morning, after praying in the hills, He walks through a storm, on the water, to join His disciples. After a sleepless night, He crosses the lake, but very soon, the people once again bring their sick to be healed, even just through touching the hem of His garment. All of this within a space of 24 hours! Waow! And we think we have a busy schedule at times!
Take heart and allow your daily burdens to make you more like Jesus, learn from Him, become God focused. Jesus turned to God as His source of power. Jesus has promised to make your burden light. Give it all to Him and He will carry you through every circumstance.
.“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 11:29,30
“I live by the power of the living Father who sent me” John 6:57