As believers we are taught and rightly so, that love bears all things. And that we are to bear one another’s burdens. Often, we feel a burden to pray, especially as intercessors, and the Holy Spirit will interpret the prayer language if you ask. I don’t always have to know, just to pray, until that burden lifts. Nahum and Habakkuk, for example use the word burden for visions, and prophetic words.
But we are many times just so overwhelmed and over burdened and that let’s our enemy get a foot in the door. Back to resting in Him. We have to get back into Matthew 11:28, we have to dig deeper into the words of Christ calling us to His rest. He knew we would be heavy laden. And invites us to come and rest.
He goes on to say that His yoke or guidance, like a fine team of matched horses in step, to give an illustration, is easy and light. Not hard and cumbersome like a pair of pack mules trekking the Grand Canyon. He could have went on to say that if it is not easy and light, it isn’t Him.
Now, not the prompting to pray or the recognizable presence of His Spirit but what you do and how you work all day. And some of us are on the go day and night, the brain never switches over to calm down, rest, God is in control.
Isaiah 53 is a perfect illustration of what He bore for us. A crown of thorns for our peace. Stripes, more like gashes, wounds to the bone, for healing. The devil doesn’t fight fair, we don’t either, our weapons are not carnal or of the flesh but of the Spirit, and he has lost from the beginning.
Cast your burden on the LORD, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22 Some translations say shaken or to slip and fall.
Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, the God of our salvation. Selah. Psalm 68:19
Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, for the LORD is holding his hand. Psalm 37:24
They crush people with unbearable religious demands and never lift a finger to ease the burden. Matthew 23:4
Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. Isaiah 53:4
Borne, is past tense for bearing. He took it all on the cross, many of us want to take it up and carry it, fine. Be a believer, but He already bore sin, sickness, disease, fear, depression, sorrow and grief. Why grieve the Holy Spirit when Jesus sent Him to help?
Cancer is not a burden for your to bear.
Heart trouble, diabetes, strokes, blindness, lameness, deafness. Heartache, loneliness, pain. depression, anxiety and and anything else you can name it is under the blood and body of Jesus.
There is a song that asks if Jesus must bear the cross alone and suggests we all have one, but the truth is He did bear it alone, the only one worthy of praise and adoration. He bore it, it is not your burden to carry.
So Winter Warriors, unburden yourself and let Him be the Lord, your burden is to pray, and His is easy and light.
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