Lighten my load, I just can’t seem to find any rest!
“Lighten my load”
I heard those words highlited in my spirit, during my hour of prayer. These words stopped me in my track!
Another word! And I am just trying to get through this day, whisper a prayer, and it’s lights out!
It’s been a LONG day! CHRISTMAS! Need I say any more?
JUST by itself, it already paints a picture, and not a pretty one.
Long lines at a store, late night baking, wrapping, children fighting, trafficjam, indicition, conflicts, decitions…
To lighten load is to make it easier, or to get rid of heavy burdens, so that the load becomes easier.
Imagine a donkey carrying loads and loads of burdens….
We carry so much on our backs. We carry loads, and loads of problems, loads, and loads of struggles. Like stubborn mules we carry so much on our backs, that we physically, emotionally become worn out, unable to function in this world.
We are burdened by technology, time is chasing after us, there is no rest. Life seems to run away from us. And the faster we run, the faster it runs from us.
No wonder we feel so tired, and frustrated. No wonder we feel all stressed out, and spend out. We have so much junk on our backs, we are chasing so much in this world, and it’s sapping our strength.
And if our own problems don’t chase us, tomorrow comes with it’s own troubles, tomorrow comes with it’s own struggles.
What are we to do?
Jesus to the rescue!
“I will carry this for you! Your marriage? I will carry it for you. Your children? Give them to me. Your spouse? Your job, here give them to me. Come to me, all you heavy and burdened, and lay your troubles at my feet. My burden is light, and my yoke is not heavy. Come to me. I will give you REST! Rest is available at your request! So many do not have rest, because they don’t ask for rest. So many are running on their own strength, chasing their own fantasy world, illusions, when my strength is Just within a reach.
By Definition “Rest” is emotional, mental calm, or continues source of strength without interuption.
You have not cause you ask not!
If you ask for bread will your early father give you a stone, and if a earthly father takes care of you, how much our heavenly father?
Lay your problems, struggles at his feet, allow the Savior to carry your struggles, you already have so much to take care of. Allow the Savior, the HERO to carry your struggles!
Make the FIRST step, reach out, ASK! YOUR heavently father is just within your reach!
FATHER I lay my burdens at your feet, I lay my struggles, problems, and lay down to rest. I tried it on my own, but it’s sapping my strength, come to my rescue, and hear my prayer LORD! Supply all my needs, and desires, rescue my soul! I surrender it all to you! Do what you will, in Jesus name!