I have been going through a devotional on the book of 1 Peter. I was so blessed and encouraged by these verses in chapter 5.
vs. 6-7 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
And some powerful and fitting verses in Matthew 11. vs 28-30 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 for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
I so easily become bogged down with the cares of life and loose sight of what Jesus has called us to do! Here Jesus calls us to come to Him; give Him our burdens and rest! This means to ”cast or throw off ” each burden on Jesus. Isn’t that an amazing picture! Allow your mind to wonder; picture Jesus taking each of the burdens of your heart and carrying them; all you do is walk along side and follow. He isn’t taking them away but holding them and giving you a rest. This means that you are not alone in each of your hardships and that you don’t need to figure everything out because Someone else is in control!
I invite and encourage you to go to Jesus right now and give Him each burden and load you are carrying. Remember He has them, there’s no need to take them back. He is the best place of security and rest!