The Burden Bearer

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11: 28- 30 KJV)

At the end of 2015, I promised myself that this would be at better year. And in some ways it has. This year however I’ve had to sit back and watch Satan walk through the lives of my friends and family, destroying as he sees fits. I’ve found myself at a lost for words more often than not this year as I watch depression set in and hope fly away.

I’ve asked myself a million times how can I make it better? How I can help ease there pain? So many times the only answer was to offer my prayers and stand as support until the pain flowed away. It crushed my heart knowing there was nothing more I could or can do.

I’m still waiting for the pain to roll away, but I have learnt something. Some of the very persons I worry about remind me that no matter how hard the devil pushes, God offers us strength to push back and to win. Trials are a part of the Christian journey and they often appear in the things we cherish the most; our families, our friends, our churches, our christian lives and our personal goals. It is true that the tests this year seem more and harder then ever before but God has never failed us.

That song the church choir at home use to sing reminds us of where our hope lies. Co-ooooo-me unto me, I-I-I will give you rest. Taaa-ake my yoke upon you, h-e-ear me and be blest. For I am meek and lo-oo-ow-ly, come and trust my mind, Fo-o-or my yoke is easy and my burden light. God offers to take our cares and burdens away. It’s true that we can’t always see the solution and also true that the solution at times seems to take forever to arrive. But God knows exactly what he is doing. all you have to do is trust that he’ll work it out for you.

Someone somewhere is praying for you when you think you don’t have the strength to pray. Someone sees your pain and has talked to God on your behalf. And just like the stories you read in the mission report, your miracle is coming, your peace of mind is on the way.

Christ is waiting patiently to be your problem solver. I can not, as much as I would like to, take pain away, but He can. I’ll be a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen and a prayer offerer. I’ll be a friend. But God fixes problem like no one else can. Wont you let him take control?

P.S. I will talk to my father for you.

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