“Lay Down Your Burdens”


by Dona Hake

Look closely at this picture and notice the burdens this individual is giving to the Lord.    Maybe you can put yourself in this image and think about the burdens you may be carrying.    You know, the Lord does not want us to try to carry any burdens.  He came to set us free from those things and as we make the decision to turn them over to Him, He promises to help us with them.

Psalm 55:22
“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee…”

I like the absoluteness of this scripture…”HE SHALL SUSTAIN THEE…”   Burdens will hold you down.  Burdens will keep you from moving forward into your dreams.  Burdens will flat out keep you from being free. God desires that you give Him every burden in order that He may anchor you in His hope and He also promises that you will not be shaken or moved.


Matthew 11:29-30  (NLV)
“Follow My teachings and learn from Me.

I am gentle and do not have pride.

You will have rest for your souls.

For My way of carrying a load is easy and My load is not heavy.”

I just want to encourage you to make sure you are not carrying burdens.  Your help is from Him and all you have to do is ask Him to take that burden.  He promised He would and He is faithful to do that which He said in His Word.