“Pretty good,” came the reply. “Only problem was that I couldn’t let all of my weight down on the seat and relax.”
Sometimes we Christians have difficulty laying down or letting go of the burdens we carry. While we may have many excuses, there is no real reason why we cannot let go of our fears and failures, problems and pressures and trust the Lord.
Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”
The burdens Jesus came to relieve are not only physical ones, but spiritual and emotional ones as well.
There are times when we fear that our sins may not have been forgiven because we believe that they are too horrible for God’s grace and mercy. But we are promised that “if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Perhaps we become fearful that we are not doing enough for God or have missed His will for our lives. Again, the verse echoes in our ears, “If you become humble…pray…seek…turn…I will forgive.” God’s willingness and ability are as good as His Word. The problem belongs to us – not Him.
Prayer: Help us, Heavenly Father, to take You at Your Word, and to cast all of our cares on You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.