Put Down Your Burdens

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)

A man driving his pickup truck on a country track saw a woman carrying a heavy load, so he stopped and offered her a lift. The woman expressed her gratitude and climbed into the back of the truck.

A moment later, the man noticed a strange thing: the woman was still holding onto her heavy load despite sitting in the vehicle! Astonished, he pleaded, “Please, Madam, put down your load and take your rest. My truck can carry you and your stuff. Just relax.”

What do we do with the load of fear, worry, and anxiety we often carry as we go through life’s many challenges? Instead of relaxing in the Lord, I sometimes behave like that woman. Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28), yet I’ve caught myself carrying burdens I should offload onto Jesus.

We put down our burdens when we bring them to the Lord in prayer. The apostle Peter says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Because He cares for us, we can rest and relax as we learn to trust Him. Instead of carrying the burdens that weigh us down and weary us, we can give them to the Lord and let Him carry them.

I’m tired, Lord. I bring You my burdens today. Please keep them and carry them for me. Amen.

When we truly let go and let God it’s a beautiful thing, it’s a freedom beyond what your mind can even fathom, can even explain. It’s a weight that lifts that you can’t even explain. It’s a God thing that can’t be denied. When I read this I felt someone needed to be reminded of this, let go and let God! When you do you will experience a freedom that can’t be expressed with words. I don’t know who you are but God does and I am praying with you and for you. Today is your day to put down your burdens!!

Have a wonderful day in The Lord!

Today’s Reading is Matthew 11:25-30