25 Days of Christ – Day 17

What do you do when all seems lost?  When it just seems that you cannot go on one more step?  When your burdens seem too heavy to bear, and one more tiny thing will be “the straw that breaks the camel’s back”?

Christ said, “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.

Father in Heaven did not send us to earth so we would know only pain and sorrow.  In fact, just the opposite.  He knew we would experience pain and sorrow here, so He planned the way for our “escape”.

Instead of turning away from God and Christ, instead of hunkering down to bear it, Christ invites us to look up to Him.  How often He has invited us, “And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”  Luke 11:9.

We are invited to lay our burden at Christ’s feet and bear a song away.

Sound impossible?  It isn’t.  I have done it myself on more than one occasion.  Talk to your Father in Heaven and explain how you feel and what is going on.  Perhaps you’re not sure you really believe in Him.  Go ahead and explain that too.  Tell Him all that is in your mind and in your heart.  Then ask Him to help you, to work with the tiny desire you have to believe.

And put your trust in Christ, closing your prayer in His name.  Then, take a moment to see how you feel inside.  Your head may still be swarming with the many things that trouble you, but your heart will feel a bit lighter.  Hang on to that feeling.

Turn your troubles over to the Lord.  He can handle them much better than you can anyway.  Let Him know that you will try to do whatever He asks you to do.

Then let go.

Leave that burden there at His feet, trusting that He will take care of it, and walk away singing praises to Him.  You will be amazed how much better you feel.  And as you strive to hang on to that trust, instead of to those problems, you will see God’s mighty power take over and your problems start becoming resolved or not as worrisome.

And soon you will see that things are working out.  In fact, better than you dreamed they ever could!  More than likely, better than you ever would have thought of!

I testify this is true as it has happened to me.

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