Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
It doesn’t get any simpler than that. Matthew 11:28 shows us that Jesus is the cornerstone of our peace as Christians. Finding rest really is easy and free! Anything that burdens you can be brought to Jesus in exchange for rest. We simply aren’t made to carry everything ourselves.
We all desire rest from carrying our heavy loads in life, but it’s not always obvious how to do that. I have always heard people say, “give it to Jesus” when referring to something that is troubling. It finally made sense to me one day when I visualized myself actually handing something to Jesus. When you give up a burden, you no longer think about it or worry about it. Your burden is no longer in your hands. It’s being handled in the best way possible, and it’s worry-free!
What burdens are you carrying that you weren’t created to carry? Meditate on this verse and ask the Holy Spirit to show you what you’re carrying. Come to Jesus with it, and let him take the weight of it for you.
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