What is Your Burden?
The story is told of a young student at Harvard who failed to turn in his assignment. Confronted by his gray-haired professor, the young man said, “I didn’t feel well, Sir. I just couldn’t do it.” The professor said, “Did it ever occur to you that 95% of all the accomplishments in this world were done by people who didn’t feel well?”
That’s true. You know it’s true. It is not unusual not to feel well. Physically, mentally, spiritually, all of us are subject to burdens that rob us of well-feeling. The problem is not that we have burdens but rather how do we handle them. Some of us try to carry yesterday’s burdens and tomorrow’s burdens all at once. Jesus Christ said, “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matthew 6:34. Forget yesterday; do not anticipate tomorrow. It is today’s burden, your burden this day, that is to be dealt with.
How then can today’s burden be dealt with? You know yourself too well to believe you can do anything with it. And others often don’t understand. In fact, there may not be another person in the world who really cares about your burden. There is only one answer. And that answer is Jesus Christ. It is as simple as that. But He will not help you with your burden until your relationship with Him is right. You don’t have to be told that there is sin in your life. Any honest person knows that. And you know that something must be done about that sin before you can be right with God. Don’t try to deal with sin, your sin, yourself. You can’t do it. But Jesus Christ can. That is the reason He came to earth. He died on the Cross for your sin. “For 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
Christ is the solution for your burden of sin. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other Name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12. Repent and receive Christ now as Saviour! Trust Him to save your seeking, struggling soul and immediately He will take over all your burdens. “Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. Hear Him say to your heart, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10.
He is asking for the opportunity to deal with your burden today. And you know you need His help. But you must ask Him. He will not force Himself upon you. “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” Revelations 3:20. Open your heart’s door this moment and find that in Christ is life abundant.