Are You Weighed Down?

Monday, November 19, 2012 (All day)

Not only trials but everyday life can weigh us down. Where should we turn for relief?


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[Steve Myers] In Matthew:11:28 Jesus Christ addresses the challenges and issues that face each one of us in our lives. Notice what He says here. Matthew chapter 11, notice what He says in verse 28. He says, "Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest." Now which one of us doesn't this apply to?

I think there's times in all of our lives where we feel burdened down, when we have a weight on our shoulders that we just don't know what to do with. Well Christ focuses us on Him. He says in verse 29, "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me. For I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls." He says, "For My yoke is easy. My burden is light" (Matthew:11:28-30).

Perhaps there's a time in our life, we're not even sure why we feel the way we do, why do we have this heaviness? Well, we have to recognize that life burdens us down at times. And Christ says identify that, identify what is it that weighs us down. And then once we identify that, He says we're to bring it to Him.

Bring that issue. Bring that challenge. Bring that trial, that heaviness, that burden - bring it before God. Lay it before Him and then He says, "I'll carry that load." Christ promises to help us. So we can pray for that heaviness to be removed. We can pray for that burden to be lightened. We can pray for that trial to have a relief. And so when we do that, Christ promises us a heaviness that will be relieved, a burden that will be lightened. And so remember our focus.

Remember Matthew:11:28 and even though we have a yoke, we have a heaviness, we have a challenge before us, Christ says He'll carry that because His yoke is easy and His burden is light. So let's look to Him.

That's BT Daily . We'll see you next time.


Trevonica

Trevonica's picture

The Lyrics of the song by Josh Groban come to my mind today as I read this article - "You raise me up". I don't know the origin of the words...but it may just be from Matt 11:28.

"You Raise Me Up"

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

There is no life - no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

You raise me up... To more than I can be.



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