“Cast all your cares on the Lord, because He cares for you.” I Peter 5:7

Do you remember when you had to carry your suitcase or duffle bag with out the aid of rollers? The last set of luggage I purchased has 4 wheels on each piece. I call it my pet suitcase because it almost follows me it rolls so smoothly! Gone are the days of dragging, pushing, lugging, and heaving heavy burdensome suitcases.

Are you burdened with the cares and concerns of life? Do you feel as if you are carting a load of worries and anxieties around on your heart and in your head? Are you tired, depleted, and exhausted? Wouldn’t you like to declare, “Gone are the days of dragging, pushing, lugging and heaving my burdensome problems?”

Jesus said, “Come unto me all of you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

There it is, an open invitation to find rest from your burdens.

It is time for us to stop being the devil’s pack mules. He loads us with cares, fears, burdens, and distractions. He piles on guilt, regret, condemnation, and then says, “pull this heavy load all day long, every single day.” I’m reminded of the scenes in mountainous regions of the world where defenseless donkeys toil their way up the steep and slippery slopes loaded with heavy and burdensome weights. The sole purpose they exist is to transport heavy loads until their lives are done. Unfortunately too many believers are also living like beasts of burden. It’s a sad picture of living beneath our spiritual benefits and does little to draw others to the Burden –bearer.

Today would be a good day to stop and unpack your heart and pass your burdens on. Name them and unload them one by one. Imagine placing them in Jesus’ hands and thank Him for His gracious and generous offer to take up your concerns. Rest in this truth. Nothing I carry is too heavy for Him. Will you accept His invitation to come to Him and find rest?

Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for your generous offer to take this load I’m carrying. I admit it is too heavy for me and I am drained and weary by its’ weight. I will cast it on you because I know how much you care for me and I thank you for providing your rest to me. Amen

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