Does the Load Feel Heavy?
“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”
1 John 5:1-5 NIV
Have you ever felt completely out of control? Like you had no power or faith to deal with what you were facing? If you have ever felt the weight of life's challenges it may be because you've forgotten how to wait on life's Champion. The part of this text that leaped out at me is when it reminds us that “his commands are not burdensome”. Everyone who is born of God overcomes. So if we are overwhelmed it's because we are not overcoming! If we are burdened down, we may have an issue with being truly born of God. To be born of God is to believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior.
So if the load feels heavy, perhaps it's not the load- you may be carrying it wrong. In fact you may not need to carry it at all! Give it to the Lord, believe that He is your Lord and Savior and watch the heaviness become lighter.