Lighten Your Load.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11: 28

To go to work I carry a backpack because it seems easier and less strenuous. However, there are times when the bag gets so heavy that I feel as if I am bent double. Then again, there are times when I do not carry much and I feel a little taller and step a little lighter.

When we carry load that weighs us down we feel compelled to stop and rest too often. We get tired quickly and we feel as if it may be too much. That may be when we regret carrying what we are carrying and begin to dream of the day when we can carry much less.

Our situations may be similar. We may feel as if the load we carry in life is too much and so we rest and end up resting for too long. Even though I know the load I carry today won’t be there tomorrow, I may still be consumed by this burden.

However, we need to remember that the load we carry is for a time and will eventually lessen; so, even if we are not at first convinced about this, we need to say it until it is true; the burden I carry will become less with time.

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak

Isaiah 40:29

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