Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
Jesus is our rest. Many times we carry on our shoulders a heavy burden and we are anxious because we insist on treating ourselves to face our situations. Our Lord wants to take personal charge of all our worries, all that He asks us to change our burdens for His burden, which is much lighter. Resting in the Lord is much better to do things our way.
Recently my wife was away and it reached the deadline to make a payment, just days before she returned and it was deposited in our account her salary. In our bank account was not money enough to pay, so I told her to speak to the creditor to see if the payment was delayed until Friday when we’ll have money to pay. The call was negative and was they told her that it was not possible and that they would send the charging to our bank.
My wife called me desperate and tried to achieve a humane solution by all means. None of the potential solutions was fruitful, and then she asked me to get some solution. My answer was not exactly what she expected. I told her to pray to the Lord and seek His peace to give all her burdens to Him. Though it was not her first choice, ultimately she paid attention to me. A couple of hours later she called me back and told me she had decided to trust God and deliver her burdens to Him.
The story I am telling you happened on a Sunday and she returned Thursday of that week. According as they had been told her, charging into our bank would be submitted on Monday. Neither she nor I take care of checking into our account what was happening. The truth is that the payment might be rejected by an overdraft. Early Friday morning I checked our account and saw that it had deposited more money than my wife expected for her work after two weeks of vacation. Also that day was spent collecting the above, no overdraft fees without being rejected. The Lord is glorified greatly! But the testimony does not end there because that same Friday at noon we received a huge blessing from God that allowed us to catch up on other bills.
I share this story because it is very likely that you’re going through times of crisis. Perhaps lacking a job or your income is not enough to cover your obligations and those for your family. It is possible that you or one of your loved ones are suffering from a terrible disease. Or maybe your children have problems or they cause problems to you. Or maybe your relationship with your partner is not going through its best. Whatever the burden you carry on your shoulders at this time, I recommend you not stay with it. Drop all your anxiety, your problems, your concerns to Jesus. Just stay with His yoke which is easy and His light burden. God bless you.