Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
— Matthew 11:28
Jesus is inviting us to come to Him with our burdens, to take our troubles to the foot of the cross and lay them down.
One verse I particularly like is found in I Peter 5:7 where he says: “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” The Greek verb used here for casting shows a person with a great burden on his back, coming to Christ and rolling that burden off into the arms of Jesus.
What burden is right now weighing you down, tensing your muscles, robbing you of your serenity? Cast all your care upon Him.
It seems so simple to take it all to Jesus. It is simple, but it is not easy. We tend to take our problems to the Lord, then five minutes later we go back and pick them up to carry them again. If we shall learn to leave them there at the foot of the cross, we must learn to trust Him. Instead of picking our burden back up, we must say, “I have given this burden to the Lord. It is in His capable hands, and I can leave them there.” That is how we find rest.
Question to ponder:
What are the burdens you are carrying today? Take them to the foot of the cross and leave them there.