Saturday, 7 September 2013

OH WHAT NEEDLESS PAIN WE BEAR!

TEXT: MATTHEW 11:28
“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." (Matt 11:28-30).
This is a call from our lord Jesus Christ, telling us to come and drop our burden and our worries at his feet, so that we can find rest and be delivered from our heavy burden and the restlessness of this world.
Imagine you have to lift a very heavy load and walk a thousand kilometers with it, and somebody offered not only to assist you but to collect and carry the heavy load solely for you. I guess nobody likes to carry a load that will make him or her to be uncomfortable, so I know we will all be happy to accept such offer that brings relief.
As human beings, at one point or the other in our lives, we have challenges that are more than we can bear, we carry burdens that are heavy and bigger than our strength, this makes us to become worn, weary, sleepless and restless. Jesus has given us the assurance that he is ready to carry our burdens solely without us bearing any, he wants to bear the burden alone, and he does not want us to go through any pain or stress. All he demanded from us is to LAY IT AT HIS FEET. He knows what to do with our burdens, no burden is heavy for him to carry, that is why he is calling us to bring any heavy burden we have to him and leave it for him. Don’t bother about how he’s going to carry the burden, never mind how he is going to give you rest, just lay your burden at his feet and leave it there. Don’t try to figure the way out, don’t think of an alternative, once you have given the burden to him leave it there, do not go back to pick your burden at his feet!

That mighty problem you are faced with will be replaced with his peace, provided it is left at his feet. He told us that the battle is not ours but his. Why bothering yourself fighting a battle that is not yours? Why cracking your brain thinking of how to carry a load that somebody is ready to carry for you? Don’t bear any needless pain, go to God in prayer and lay your heavy load at his feet so that he can give you his peace.

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