Jesus wants to lift every burden off of us. He says “Come to Me, all who 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 will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:28)
He has what I call a ” burden busting anointing”. His presence comes and breaks every yoke, burden, chain and weight that we can get ourselves under.
I’ve learnt we can get under this “burden busting anointing” by “lifting up Jesus’ name. When we sing, praise, and remember who He is and who we are in Him, then His presence comes and breaks every yoke off us”
“Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, The God who is our salvation“. (Psalm 68:19)
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
Too often we carry far too heavy a loads; like carrying massive suitcases in our hands. We try to journey through life carrying weights Jesus never planned or designed for us to carry, and then we wonder why we feel so drained and tired, lacking spiritual zeal and excitement for life.
You can’t run with great big suitcases, even if they do have wheels. Jesus says let go of those “suitcases” and just carry the load I ask you too. It’s light and easy.
Today if you realise you’ve been carrying heavy burdens, take the opportunity to offload them, and take up only what Jesus asks you to carry. He’ll make sure you’ve got the essentials, and everything you need for your journey.
There’s a song for most occasions in life I think. Here is a great one by United pursuit and Will Reagan that says it all.
Take a moment to remember Who God is and who I am There You go lifting my load again Take a moment to remember Who God is and who I am There You go lifting my load again
No longer am I held by the yoke of this world Come upon you the yoke of Jesus His yoke is easy and His burden is so light, His burden is so light
You’re lifting my load. You’re lifting my load No longer am I held by the yoke of this world Come upon you the yoke of Jesus His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
Let Jesus lighten your load today!
Prayer: Lord thank you that you lift my burdens, and that your yoke is light and easy. I want to be able to run through this life, so please remind me when I’m loading up my “suitcase”, and picking up unnecessary weights again. In Jesus name Amen