Come unto Me, All Ye That Labor

Let’s face it life is hard.  No one gets out of it without ever going through rough times.  There are others unfortunately that have it rougher than others, some of it from their own doing and some of it they have no control over.  We have a psychological process that gets us through these times.  This process allows us to grieve, be sad and or angry.  Then as time goes on the feelings lessen until they may still be there but our subconscious can deal with it and it just becomes part of who we are.  We go on with our lives.

There are some however, that either have multiple bad things happen at once or just simply aren’t able to work through the process that we are internally given to get to a better place.  There is nothing wrong with that.  It is important that everyone know when that is happening to them.  One must know when to ask for help.  There is a rise in suicide in this country and the tide seems to be from the inability to cope with loss, illness, loss of self worth, and mental illness.  These individuals don’t turn and ask for help.  They don’t know where to go. 

We are told by the author of Matthew, in 11:28-30 (NKJV):  “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.”   He is telling us, come to me, tell me everything, let me take that burden from you so you don’t have to worry about it any more.  The Lord is telling you “I got this!”   Why are you hesitating?  Do you like being sick and lonely; do you enjoy carrying that weight on your shoulders?

Throughout the Bible, the Lord is telling us that he wants our burdens.  He knows our road is rough and hard to travel and He gives us a way to lessen our burden.  Just in our physical life, God has always provided a way for man to lessen his burdens, such as pack animals, then automotive equipment, and new technologies.  He gives us a way to make our life easier.  He does the same spiritually or mentally also. 

 Psalms 55:22 (NKJV): Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

Galatians 6:2 (NKJV): Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ

Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV): Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

1Peter 5:6-7 (NKJV): Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your cre upon Him, for He cares for you.

The only thing that stops us from seeking help is ourselves.  Our pride stands in the way from asking God for help and giving our burdens to him to deal with.  There is no shame in asking for help.  God commands us to be humble in James 4:10 Humble yourself before the Lord and He will exalt you.

Give it to God.  He can handle it.

Have a blessed day and be humble.

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