“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 (Matthew 11:28-30).
Have you ever overcame hardships that felt like the weight of the world was lifted off your shoulders? Even though we are not of the world and our citizenship is in Heaven, we are not immune from things of this world. Current examples causing hardships for many are the pandemic, death of sole financial providers, loss of employment, change in marital status, and laws that are contrary to God’s laws.
We obey laws of the land for fear of going to jail. We disobey laws of God with no fear of going to Hell. – Tangie T. Woods
Perhaps we would not have to continue bearing undue hardship if we conscientiously and diligently learn of God and His promises. He can heal broken hearts and help lighten responsibilities and pain if we just cry out to Him. I know this to be true from personal experience.
Although we live in this world we are not of it. We need to stand firm in the faith without wavering. If we do this perhaps our 2020 global spiritual spanking from the wrath of God will not be repeated in 2021.
In Matthew 10:28, Jesus told us not to be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can sentence the soul and body to Hell.
“People are not going to Hell because God don’t want them. They are going to Hell because they don’t want God.” — Felton Woods
Our weight is heavy enough trying to ensure we live righteous to save ourselves from this untoward generation. We have been given everything that pertains to life and godliness so let us not attempt to carry burdens that feel like the weight of the world.