“Relief From Burden” ( Matthew 11: 28, KJV ) by Carley Evans

“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

I’ve not met any person in this life who is — at one point or another — not ‘heavy laden’ or in need of ‘rest.’ Every person ‘labours’ or has known the hard labour of a prisoner. Jesus essentially says, “Stop that work. Put that burden down.” More critically, He says, “Come here to Me. I give rest from work, relief from burden. I set you free.”

Unfortunately for us, we tend to pick up our burdens and workload even after we’ve set them down. Sometimes we try to wrestle them from Jesus as if He isn’t strong enough to carry them. We look rather pathetic about then — our weak wills working so diligently against His will.

We aren’t required to put our arms out like infants demanding to be picked up. Jesus happily looks forward to carrying us. Don’t fight. Don’t struggle. Put your arms down. Allow Jesus to lift you.


12 Comments Add yours

  1. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Joyce, Dropopp, and Peace in Heaven.

  2. SPTP2011 says:

    Love it! Don’t fight. Don’t struggle. Put your arms down. Allow Jesus to lift you.
    So true we pick our stuff up and think we know where to put things
    Even when we know that Jesus should be carrying our burdens
    God Bless
    susie @ sptp

    1. lambskinny says:

      God bless you, too Susie. Thanks for your comment. Carley

  3. Beautifully written! It’s such a simple reminder and yet, one that we may need the most often (at least, I do!) I appreciate how you worded all this and I shared it as much as I could. Happy Holidays and many blessings!

  4. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Jessie and Patricia.

  5. Lady Deidre says:

    Amen! Beautifully said or written in this case.
    God Bless You!

  6. Lambskinny says:

    Thanks Dei!

  7. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Outrageous Work Conditions.

  8. lambskinny says:

    Happy New Year, Michael. Thanks!

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