15.8.23: Burdens

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Last Sunday, I felt completely overwhelmed by the amount of correspondence I needed to tackle. I had even missed a friend’s birthday the day before, due to illness. Then I remembered Jesus’ words, and today’s prayer came straight to me.

Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

There will always be more emails,
Lots more blogs, and texts, and tweets;
Lots more messages and comments, Lord –
More tasks I should complete.

I’m not good with correspondence,
Though I do my very best,
But you promised we can come to you
And you will give us rest.

So, when I am overwhelmed
By more than I can hope to do,
Lord, I’ll lay my burdens down in prayer –
And give them all to you.

Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you (Psalm 55:22; NLT).


Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7; NLT).

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 (Matthew 11:29-30; NLT).

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