“ Are we weak and heavy-laden ,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Saviour , still our refuge,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee ,
Thou wilt find a solace there” – Joseph . M. Scriven
I love singing songs and the one that I have quoted above are the lines of one the most famous and also my favorite hymn ‘What A Friend We Have In Jesus’. A hymn written by Joseph Scriven in the year 1855.
He wrote this hymn for his mother living in Ireland to comfort her while he was in Canada.
I love this hymn personally because it has comforted me many times when my shoulders felt really heavy because of the weight that I carried all over it .
Feeling weighed down is terrific . There are many ways , instances and situations by which a person feels weighed down .
Sickness , Rejection , Hatred , Failures , Insecurities , Mistakes are some of the elements that are so heavy and each one us carry all of these over our shoulders . It gets us ‘Weighed Down’.
In our daily life as we walk this weight keeps on growing until we choose to put it all down , its keeps on increasing until we choose to ‘LAY THEM DOWN’.
Many a times we end up complaining and just talking and discussing about all the weight that we carry .
Putting an end to it , is something that everybody wishes for but many a times people fail because they don’t choose to take THAT ONE STEP OF PUTTING THE WEIGHT DOWN.
Jesus Loves you . His love is so deep and so wide that HE CARRIED ALL THE WEIGHT .WEIGHT OF SICKNESS ,WEIGHT OF EVERY PAIN EVERY REJECTION , WEIGHT OF EVERYTHING THAT YOU ARE CARRYING TODAY ON YOUR SHOULDERS.
Its time up !! You gotta put them all down because JESUS CARRIED IT AND NAILED IT ALL TO THE CROSS AND HAS SET YOU FREE.
The only step you gotta take is BELIEVE IN HIM , IN THAT SACRIFICE.
HE HAS PAID ALL THE BILLS . You do not need to worry about it anymore . He buried it all and destroyed them all forever by rising up from the grave and He lives today .
If you are reading this I have one thing to tell you,
CAST YOUR BURDENS UNTO JESUS FOR HE CARES FOR YOU.
You don’t have to feel weighed down because it’s time to PUT ALL THAT WEIGHT DOWN.