The picture above symbolizes much of what I’ve been reflecting on the past few days. In case you wondered, I did not take this picture but found it online. It symbolizes that we as humans can often carry the weight of the world on our shoulders and that is unnecessary weight.
What is “the weight of the world” anyway? I suppose that depends on who is carrying it. Some of us carry the weight of financial issues, conflicts in relationships if any kind, internal conflicts, work issues, or just the unknowns of life. These weights are often referred to as worries. Worrying usually gets us nowhere except to a place of fear and anxiety.
Corrie Ten Boom said this about worrying: “Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” God’s desire for us does not include worrying. He makes that clear in scripture. Matthew 6:34 says: “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble on its own.”
God does not intend for us to carry the weight of this world, the weight of our lives, or the weights in the lives of those around us. God had this to say about burdens in Matthew 11:28-30 says: “Come to me all you who are weary & burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me for I am gentle & humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. My yoke is easy and my burden is light.” It is only in clinging to our relationship with Jesus that our burdens become light. Clinging to anything else will make our burdens heavy. The choice is yours….
Continuously desiring to become more like Him,