Life is hard. The demands of work, parenthood, and all of our obligations weigh us down. Imagine how crushing the weight would be if we had to toil to satisfy God’s demands, too. Thankfully, God has sent Jesus to bear the burden for us. When we take on the yoke of working for His kingdom, we paradoxically find rest. How does this happen? As we walk with Jesus, he does the heavy lifting for us.
And we pray:
Lord, thank You for easing my burden and granting me the rest found in Your mercy and forgiveness. Teach me to walk in Your gentleness and grace. Thank You for providing me the strength to serve You and for sending Jesus to carry the weight that should have been mine. In His gracious name – Jesus I pray, Amen.