Do you ever just feel like you can’t do it all? You feel the pressure coming at you from all sides and you are trying to make wise choices and bless everyone involved, but it doesn’t seem to be coming together in reality like it did in your mind? You’re in good company. The disciples felt overwhelmed and they walked side by side with Jesus. He knew they felt the pressures of life closing in on them and His solution for them is the same thing He prescribes for you and me.
In Matthew 11:28, the Lord tells us “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” He knew from time to time His disciples need to just rest in Him and the same applies to us today. When your load gets heavy, it may sound simple, but set it down and rest a while. Take some time with the Lord. Tell Him what’s going on, the demands on your time and energy and He will order your steps and direct your path [Proverbs 3:5-6]. He tells us in 1 Peter 5:7 we can just dump everything on Him because He cares for us. If you read further in Matthew 11, He tells us in verses 29-30 “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.”
You don’t have to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. It isn’t your job. The burden carrier is Jesus. He is equipped for the job. All you have to do is rest in Him, listen to what He says and do it. Ahhhhhhhhh! Now doesn’t that feel better?