Matthew 25: 28-30
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
When I read these verses this morning I was comforted but also pretty frustrated. It is wonderful to think that God loves us so much that he will carry our burdens for us, but really, how does that work?
I can pray, and take my concerns to God. But I don’t feel a burden lifted off my shoulders.
I am comforted by the fact that God has my back, but my crap is still my crap, and it didn’t just disappear because I said a prayer.
I am still worried about my relationship. I still don’t know where money to pay for daycare is going to come from. I still struggle find my place in Jacob and Jordyn’s life. I still feel extreme guilt for my actions, and all this still affects my life on a daily basis.
The weight of these stressors is still on my shoulders.
This does not feel like a light burden!
I’m sorry. Maybe I am a lousy Christian (actually I am pretty sure that is true) and maybe my faith is completely lacking. But I don’t feel better after taking my problems to Jesus. I’m still stressed.
These verses in Matthew sound great, but I am not feeling it. I don’t understand, and I certainly don’t feel like my burden is any less.
Help me! How do I get to this point of peace?