Encouraging Words Wednesday – Burden?

Are you carrying around a burden?

Parent…… Are you burdened for your child? Or another family member?

Friend…… Are you burdened for a friend? What about a co-worker?

What is a burden anyway?

The definition of the word burden, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is as follows:

  1. a : something that is carried : load
    b : duty, responsibility
  2. a : something oppressive or worrisome

Are you carrying around a heavy load, duty or responsibility? Is your burden oppressive or worrisome?

Maybe it is a sickness, your job, school work, financial trouble, or maybe you have a family member who is struggling with making the right choices. Whatever it may be, I want to encourage you with these words today….

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.ย 

Matthew 11:27-30

Friend, Jesus wants you to come to Him with your burden.

Claim this promise today!

Maybe you’re thinking, “Nah, everything is going good, if fact it couldn’t be better!”

Someone you know is burdened about something. I would almost guarantee that! Maybe you could pray for someone else who is carrying a heavy, oppressive, worrisome load.

What’s that you say?

You don’t know of anything your loved ones are burdened about?

Maybe it is time to ask the Lord to bring to your attention a burden someone you love is carrying. If you are sincere, He will.

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His Burden is Light
His Burden is Light

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27 thoughts on “Encouraging Words Wednesday – Burden?

  1. Thank you Renee for sharing you post with us at #OvertheMoon it is great to have you on board as our new co-host. Have a beautiful day.

  2. I’ve had a lot of burdens this week! WHEW! In it all I’m grateful that God is my constant, just like you said. Thank you so much for linking up to Open Mic Monday at Cisneros Cafe. Have a blessed week and hope to have you back soon. xoxo

  3. One of my favorite verses! Thank you for the reminder today to com to Him with my burdens and weariness. Perfect timing for me. Following you this week at Holly’s. So glad I am! Blessings.

  4. I need to stop taking the burden back after giving it to him! It’s as though he has me in training! It’s also training me to be intentional in praying for the burdens of those around me! Good thoughts and encouragement!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to visit! I’m not sure we will ever totally master giving the burden to the Lord in every situation. It’s something I am striving to do.

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