If Your Burden Is Too Heavy

At last he stood up, lifted his traveling case from the rack over our heads, and set it on the floor. “Will you carry it off the train, Corrie?” he said. “It's too heavy,” I said. “Yes,” he said. “And it would be a pretty poor father who would ask his little girl to carry such a load. It's the same way, Corrie, with knowledge. Some knowledge is too heavy for children. When you are older and stronger you can bear it. For now you must trust me to carry it for you.” And I was satisfied. More than satisfied – wonderfully at peace. There were answers to this and all my hard questions. For now I was content to leave them in my father's keeping. This morning I'm reminded of this excerpt from Corrie Ten Boom's book, The Hiding Place.

Life tends to hurl burdens at us often, the enemy tries to load us down with unneeded knowledge, half truths, and even lies. I am often the one guilty of searching for answers in the midst of confusing situations wanting to understand the why's, how's, and details.

Quit searching for answers instead ask for wisdom

This was Holy Spirit's response to my "WHY?" this morning. I'm quickly reminded of a plethora of scriptures on wisdom including James 1 that says to ask for wisdom and it will be granted. Proverbs 3 that says "Blessed is the man who finds wisdom" and I realize that wisdom doesn't always come in the form of answers. Often wisdom means being satisfied without the answer.

You see knowledge is not always freedom and just perhaps God wants to carry that suitcase for us.

What are your burdens today? Are your kids having bad attitudes? Did something go wrong? Is someone at work being rude or lacking integrity? Perhaps your finances are struggling? Are there lots of questions and not many answers?

Jesus said, "come to Me all you that are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you shall find rest for your souls, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light"

Let Him carry your suitcase today. Just go ahead and take your grip off of it, so He can carry it. Notice Jesus said MY YOKE is easy and MY BURDEN is light. That means YOU HAVE TO STEP OUT OF YOUR YOKE AND STEP INTO HIS.

Under His yoke, with Him by your side, you'll find the cares and concerns of this world slip away. With the Holy Spirit giving you the wisdom you need to proceed in peace and joy.

Be Blessed, J. Tate