Our Burden Bearer

I posted this on facebook

Are you carrying a burden?

Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.”

Commit – Hebrew word galal means to roll, roll down, row away, remove. The picture is that is that of a camel, burdened with a heavy load; when the load is to be removed, the camel kneels down, tilts far to one side, and the load rolls off.

What a great lesson for us. Matthew 11:28 tells us to come to Him if we are heavy laden. We come, kneel down, roll our burdens onto the Lord, and rise free from a load that was not ours to carry!!

Burdens clog and distract our minds, bringing emotional fatigue.

Matthew 11:29 Amplified says, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. (I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.)”


One thought on “Our Burden Bearer

  1. “Burdens Are Lifted At Calvary” these words to an old hymn came to mind as I read this today.
    Great advice in the verse in Matthew 11:29 from the amplified. The Lord has used the thought of Prov. 16:3 in my life from time to time when confronted with a burden or questions that as we “commit” our way to the Lord, He will make plain the path we are to take. In the confusion of our own ‘thoughts’ our ways become so tangled that only when ‘rolled over’ on Him, can they be made clear and our understanding be enlightened. Thanks be to our God and Heavenly Father!


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