People know us for more than our physical appearance. They know us by things that cannot be seen. Often it’s our response to a situation in life. Problems take place and we may lose control or become impatient! As we grow in relationship to God, we become less reactive. We learn that God is in control, that he is with us, and that he knows what to do. This calms us and reassures us. Our character then becomes softer. As Christians we learn that the tests, trials, and problems that we face are only temporary. We also learn that God has made very special promises.
Jesus told us (Matthew 11:28, 29) that he would bear the burdens of those who come to him. What a wonderful thing!
If you’re like me, the first response to a challenge is to try and think of a way to get out of the problem, but Jesus said, “Come to me”. The reason that we are to go to Jesus is that he is all-powerful and has all the information. We are limited in what we can do but he is not! Added to that is the truth that God is the one who frees us from the weight of sin. Why carry a heavy burden of sin? What will it do but eventually destroy us.
David wrote a Psalm of praise that we can meditate on: “Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, The God who is our salvation.” (Psalm 68:19)
David was a sinner. Most of us will never commit such grievous sins as David did. He had a man murdered so that he could take the man’s wife. David had to live with the effects of this terrible sin but he saw that God could, would, and did forgive and free him from the burden of sin.
If you struggle with “pet sins” or tend to carry the problems of life, I have good news for you.
Jesus said, “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened down, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28)
God is your burden bearer. He has very wide and strong shoulders to carry whatever you are facing and whatever you will face! So give to Jesus what concerns you.
Meditate on the truth of who God is and worship him. He is your Burden Bearer! We appreciate your Comments