Cast your cares upon the Lord

Matthew 11: 28-30

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

 Those of you who are weary and heavy burdened, come to Jesus! Those of you who are scared, those of you who are weak, those of you are stressed, and those of you who are worried in your spirits; cast your cares and burdens upon Jesus, and HE will give you rest. You can’t get through this alone, you’ve tried and it hasn’t worked. The stress, the anxiety, the worry, and the doubt that you have been feeling has controlled your life long enough. The fear of not measuring up to your parents unreasonable expectations for you. The stress of not graduating on time. The fear of not knowing what your future holds. The fear to step out on faith and do what God has ACTUALLY called you to do, rather than staying at your current job because it pays the bills. The doubt and fear that your career and business wont be successful. The fear that you wont have enough money to send your child to school. The stress and the fear that comes from not having a job. Whatever it may be… You’ve tried coping with it on your own. Maybe you’ve been running from it and acting like it doesn’t exist. Perhaps you use drugs and alcohol to cope with the anxiety and the worries. Maybe you eat to try and cope with the stress and the pain, or work out and watch TV to try and get over it. Doing whatever you can to distract yourself from what’s got you feeling weary and heavy burden deep down inside. You don’t have to feel this way any longer. Do what The Word says, COME TO JESUS and He will give you rest. Take His yoke upon you and learn from Him and His life. Study the way He lived and carried Himself, and there you will find rest for your soul. His yoke is easy- not harsh, hard, or pressing but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant. His burden is light. The peace you long for, the relief you long for, and the rest for your mind, body, and soul that you have so desperately longed for can be found in Jesus Christ. Come to Him. Seek His presence and cast your burdens and your cares upon Him and He will sustain you. “ Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”(Philippians 4:6-7)