Although they are children of God, Christians have many burdens that exhaust them such as paying rent, school fees, running their businesses or getting out of unemployment, making the church grow or building the temple; in short the burden of all the promises they received from the Lord, and which fulfillment is delaying. All these burdens weigh heavily on their shoulders and put them in confusion. To relieve them, the Lord makes this call: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”! Yes, the Lord wants to unload you of your burden and give you rest. You will probably tell me: “Pastor Mohammed, how can I have rest when I cannot cope with all these charges and my fulfilments are delaying?» You must believe in the power of the Word of God. It is yes and amen! Christ invites you to an exchange: “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” he says in Matthew 11:29. He wants to take your burden and give you His. If you accept this deal, He promises you the rest that you seek so desperately for!
So, how can you cast your burden on Christ? Through prayer simply. Tell Him, “Lord, you know I cannot handle all these heavy burdens. Take them, Lord! Handle all these situations! “. Speak to Him with simple words, and beg Him from the bottom of your heart. Cast on Him your burden by giving Him all your concerns (1 Peter 5: 7).
The first thing He will give you before your fulfilment is peace. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus,” He says in Philippians 4: 6-7. If you are troubled, how will you hear His voice when He speaks to give you the solution to your challenges? If for example, He gives you the answer by providing on the spot the money you ask Him for, without giving you peace in advance, when the money runs out, your peace will vanish again. The peace that God wants to give you goes beyond the fulfillment, beyond the circumstances you are experiencing and it is a peace that remains and deepens your faith and trust in God.
So then, accept the exchange, carry His burden and take His yoke (Matthew 11: 29). What does the Lord want? “Our Savior wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2: 4). As the Bible says “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). This is the burden of Christ: the salvation of souls! When His concern becomes ours, when we work for the salvation of souls, then we carry the burden of the Lord. My burden is light, says the Lord (Matthew 11:30).
Taking the yoke of the Lord is also submitting to Him and to obeying His word by receiving His Instructions and directives. His yoke is easy and that is why He says His commandments are not arduous (1 John 5: 3).
So, Beloved, cast all your burdens and worries unto Christ. Carry His burden and take His yoke. You will then find the rest of your soul and afterwards, the answer to your challenges.
May God bless you Beloved
”And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined.
Luke 5:38 (Darby)
”I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now”.
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