GOD TAKES OUR BURDENS
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, 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 11:28-29
In the above scripture, Jesus’ heart is revealed. Although here he speaks of giving us rest from the burden of our sins, there is no reason why we can not go to him in other times of distress and trouble and find rest. Jesus never promised to change our situation, but spending time with him can give us strength, peace and a different perspective on our plight. Then we are able to see from heaven’s perspective.
“Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4-5
This prophetic scripture talks about the sacrifice that Jesus made on our behalf. We have pain and suffering in this fallen world. Operative word is “fallen”. Meaning sinful, turned away from God. There are so many blessings in the cross of Christ. First, salvation to anyone who comes to the cross and asks for it. Second, healing of our sins. Once forgiven, always forgiven. Jesus paid it all. Then there are blessings of emotional, physical and mental healing. Some may not be healed until we go to be with the Lord. Which brings me to the final blessing. Complete restoration on that day the Lord brings us to our real home which is heaven. In the mean time, he is with us and walks us through everything we encounter in this life.