dontworry_nivA young woman saw an old woman standing by the road with her heavy load. She was carrying basket full of farm stuff. The young lady stopped and asked;

Young woman:          Mama can I take you home? I could see your load is heavy.

Old woman:   thanks my daughter but I am ok. I can walk home.

Young woman:          I know Mama. Please do me this favour. I really want to help…just today

Old woman: Ok.

The old woman sat in the car but after two to three minutes, the young woman looked into the mirror and saw the old woman still carrying her load in the car. She was puzzled. She said

Young woman:          Mama, why are you still carrying your basket?

Old woman:   My daughter, what you have done is enough for me…at least you have helped me with the distance. I don’t want to bother you with my load too.

Young woman:          O Mama, don’t worry. I care for you and your loads. Leave everything for me. Please drop them and sit comfortably as I drive you home.

This story reminds me of what Jesus said in Matthew 11:28.

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

Some of us have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour but are still carrying their heavy burdens like this old woman. Friend, Jesus cares.

What load or burden are you carrying today?

Could it be guilt, secret sin, addiction, negative thoughts, some negative attitude, fear, hard heart, disappointments, sicknesses, pains, etc? Whatever it is, I want you to know that Jesus cares. He isn’t looking at what you did in the past, even yesterday or some few minutes ago, but what you can do now to have eternal rest for your soul.

Would you allow Jesus to carry your burdens for you?

Some people talk about Jesus but they have not fully enjoyed the benefits of knowing Him. When I found out that I could cast all my burdens on Him because He cares for me, I said bye-bye to worry and anxiety. I tell Jesus everything about my life…the good ones, and the bad ones. The scripture says He understands our weaknesses. In what a friend we have in Jesus, the writer said;

“O what peace we often forfeit,

O what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry

Everything to God in prayer.


Have we trials and temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged,

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful

Who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness,

Take it to the Lord in prayer.”

Be encouraged today that Jesus cares about you. Cast all your burdens on Him for He is a true Friend who will never leave you nor forsake you. You can live the worry free life.

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