My fingers danced on my keyboard the other day, crafting another note to inspire. And in the middle of a creative wave, an explosion happened. The blast was greater than any thunder or gunshot. The wall shook. I jumped to my feet, left the room. My Mom heard the same thing and was dashing toward me frightened by the same tremendous blast.
After looking everywhere for the source of such noise, we headed upstairs, entered my hubby’s office and found the floor covered with books and debris. The three large wooden shelves jammed packed with books had ripped off the wall and crashed onto the floor.
What a mess. The same kind of mess we find when we pile so many tasks, burdens, worries, fears and troubles that pile up on the shelves of our life.
Have you done that lately? You grab your burdens—personal and professional, those of your family, of your neighbors, church members, and friends and add more of your own. The weight is about to bring down the shelves of endurance.
Jesus met people like that—you and me with burdens we were never meant to carry. That’s why He said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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 11:28-30)
Father, my desire is to exchange my burdens for the yoke that you offer. The one that’s easy. Grant me enough wisdom to accept that offer and enough grace to bring rest to my soul. To find peace and to find relief from all that weighs heavy upon me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
- What weighs heavy on you lately?
- Could your soul use rest today?
- How do you get rid of life’s burdens?
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