The weight of grief is too heavy for us to bear and yet we do it, day in and day out. Think of all the people you have lost, terrible circumstances you suffered, money problems and more. Need I say more? Aren’t you already in a state of unhappiness at the mere mention of these things?
That’s the state I found myself in, last week, during my prayer time. I’d dealt with each circumstance in its time, but apparently, residuals remained. I did the only thing I knew to do. I gave them to God.
The Bible speaks of many burdens and the only way to cope with them is to hand them to God.
Say, therefore, to the sons of Israel, ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. (Exodus 6:6, NASB)
My “Egyptians” were grief. They burdened me, yet God promises relief.
Moses couldn’t bear his burdens either and he gave them to God. I alone am not able to carry all this people, because it is too burdensome for me. (Numbers 11:14, NASB)
And finally, Jesus said—“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 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. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30, NASB)
Prayer- Father God, you understand the weight of our grief, our burdens. Today we offer them to you, knowing and expecting that you will lighten our load. Amen.