“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad” (Proverbs 12:25).
Sadly, we often think that if we worry about a problem, we will eventually find a solution. In reality, worry or anxiety actually adds to the weight of the problem and we make our situation even more difficult. Solomon was right; “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down.”
David, Solomon’s father, learned that it is better to “Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved” (Psalm 55:22). The word “cast” means to “throw, fling or hurl” your “burden” or “anxiety” away from yourself onto someone who is far more qualified to deal with it and carry its weight for you. He will also give you stability.
Jesus gave us this personal invitation; “Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). In verse 29, Jesus goes on to say; “learn from Me.” Naturally we do not cast our burdens on the Lord because we have an attitude that we are able to carry weighty matters on our own. Learning from the Lord means that I partner with Him in whatever circumstances He places us in or allows us to go through. When we do, Jesus guarantees “rest” and a “light” burden.
Will you accept His invitation?
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