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Laying All My Burdens Down

I am laying every burden down at the Cross. Jesus you always come to my rescue…there is no other name by which I am saved.  My heart belongs to You and is Yours for life.

One only has to look around for a little while to see that so many people are hurting and are going through major crises right now.  Some issues have been physical in nature. Whereas some have been emotional…and some have been both. The Christians are faring a lot better than others.  The ones with great faith pull through adversity with a tenacious and calm demeanor.  The others, not so.

Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

The ones who lay their burdens down at the foot of the cross and give it to the Lord ease forward with boundless hope and trust.  With the hand of Jesus Christ holding them all the way.  The Lord hears their cries, but He also hears the cries of His children.  He wants to help them; He wants to hear them call out to Him.  He waits and watches, and winces in pain as His children ignore Him.

The fortunate ones who have had their ears and eyes opened are at a distinct advantage from others who’ve had their ears and eyes shut closed.  Their trials are a lot harder to endure, their hope is extinguished, and their future bleak.

The ones filled with great faith lay “their burdens down” and know and trust that the Lord will sustain them and will provide living water for their thirst, while providing for all their needs. When we cast our burdens, we are surrendering unconditionally and thereby give full rein to the LORD, knowing He will provide and never let us be moved.

Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the Lord.  And He shall sustain you: He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

The Lord will take your burden from you. I feel such compassion for those who are going through their trials and issues. We’ve all have had our share of trials, as no doubt, those of you reading this have as well.  It is knowing God on an intimate level where we can reach deeply into His word, and feel His love come alive.  It is through the fire that He will save you and lift you higher when you are “low” and in distress.

Matthew 11:29  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for our souls.

God in His amazing grace and love does not want His children to feel anxious or nervous. He told the crowds on the Mount “Do not worry, saying, what shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we wear? Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow” (Matthew 6:31-34.) He wants us to go to Him and to know He has control over our life, provisions and everything else. He wants us to know He will take care of us.

The Lord created a perfect love in us…and perfect love knows no fear.

1 John 3:18-19 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment.  But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.  We love Him because He first loved us.

Those who are anxious and fearful-embrace the Lord and feel His love and strength as you walk through your “fire” (In the book of Daniel-the three Hebrew young men survived the fiery furnace) and face “your Giants” – just as David faced his giant, Goliath.  He that created you is perfect-and as He states in His love letter to us-“there is no fear in love.”  God loves us, rejoice and revel in that amazing fact.

I lift you all up in prayer my friends in Jesus’ name.  He knows your issues and your Giants and the fire you are facing.  He will ease your burden; He will guide you and hold you.  Love for God is not merely a “good feeling” and “happy feeling.”  God is a living active force in our lives, that can change who we are and how we handle our Giants and fires.

Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus Himself forever connected loved for God with love for people.

The Lord loves us so much and wants to “ease our troubles.”  Jesus Christ came to die, to become the sacrificial, substitutionary and all- sufficient atonement for our sins.  He battled death and won.  He is the author of salvation…his resurrection our eternal gateway to heaven.

Isn’t this a God you want to “know better?” Isn’t this a God that you want to “love” and “honor?” Isn’t this a God you want to “thank?” Isn’t this a God you “trust with all of your heart?” And love?

He has made the biggest sacrifice for us.  And, yet…He wants to do even more in our lives if we let him.  “Lay your burdens down at the foot of the cross.”  Your anxiety and fear and doubt, be gone. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Isn’t this a God worthy of your love?

“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:17). “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already” (John 3:18).

Do you face your giants with God going before you? Do you walk through the fire knowing that God will bring you through it unscathed? Have you placed your burdens down at the Cross?

“Father, I lay my burdens down at the cross, and know that You are with me always, may I continue to be guided by the Spirit and serve You willingly and with purpose all the days of my life, in Jesus’ name.”


C D SWANSON is an Author and freelance writer, a contributor to various websites, a member of Faithwriters, and has a website. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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  1. So beautifully written, Camille. May God move on burdened hearts who read this and are then set free.

    • Amen!
      Thank you, Jennifer, for your encouraging words and comments on all posts,
      you are well appreciated.
      Blessings to you my friend~

    • It is so ironic that only God is worthy to bring condemnation to all of humanity (as well as the fallen angels), yet while on earth He came to deliver us out of this darkness (blindness) brought on by the first act of disobedience against God.
      Christ reprimanded people but did it as a lover of their souls, giving them the chance to see their own evil heart and behavior offering them the chose to turn from their transgressions.
      How patient He exhibited instead of rightfully bringing down judgment that they deserved. Just think of these people who acted in arrogant hate and mocked Him believing that they were in control and declared a judgement against Him to put Him to death. How many made a foolish decision that moment in time who went to the grave only to have to stand before Him when they are called before the Judgement Seat of God.
      Who can honestly say that God was unloving? Those who choose ignorance and defiance filled with hatred which keeps them in darkness to the destruction of their own soul.
      May there be people reading this who see the truth and the only One who really loves them and desires for them an eternity with Him that they will never regret.
      Very welcoming article that hopefully makes a difference in many hearts.

      • Hello Cora,
        Thank you!
        I certainly agree with all of which you’ve said. Excellent commentary, as always. Your wisdom from above is welcomed in this site and I can honestly say that all of the writers in this ministry appreciate your words and continuous encouragement.

        God Bless~

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