Relief from Your Burdens Found Here

May 13, 2024 | Bonnie Sala, Lifestyle

relief from your burdens - featured

Life is not without its burdens. At 27, Margaret is already feeling the effects of carrying hers. Every other day Margaret, a mother of four, makes a 10-hour trek to collect water for her family, carrying a jerrycan on her back that weighs 44 pounds when filled. Millions of women and girls like Margaret bear the heavy burden of daily water collection, which results in life-long back and neck pain.[1]



Beyond the daily toll of work that wears on us, there are other kinds of burdens. The emotional, mental, and physical toll of the hardships in our lives also leaves us weary down to the bone.
Christianity doesn’t offer us a mantra, a self-help strategy, or even messengers to help with our burdens. Christianity offers us Jesus, God Himself, coming to live with us and taking those burdens from us. Jesus took on our struggles in the dirt, felt our feelings, and offered to carry our impossible burdens.

It was necessary for [Jesus] to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then he could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people. Hebrews 2:17

Born in poverty and wrapped in fragility, Jesus intimately acquainted Himself with the human experience. Why? In the Bible book of Hebrews, it says, “It was necessary for [Jesus] to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then he could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people” (Hebrews 2:17). Jesus wanted to share your burdens so He could take them from you.

Your shoulders weren’t built to carry the burdens you’re bearing today. Go to Jesus today and ask for His help! He left His comfort to pick up your pain.

[1] Huber, Chris. “Carrying Water Can Be a Pain in the Neck.” World Vision, 17 Apr. 2017, https://www.worldvision.org/clean-water-news-stories/carrying-water-pain-neck. Accessed 28 Dec. 2023.

It is Bonnie Sala’s joy to lead Guidelines in its second generation as its President. Bonnie is passionate about sharing the ministry’s devotionals around the world with those who are unreached, new to Christianity or living under persecution. An enthusiastic cultivator of partnership, she has led Guidelines’ substantial international expansion. Bonnie writes and hosts “Reset with Bonnie Sala” and is an author and speaker. She has two adult sons and enjoys traveling anywhere with her husband, Kevin Condrin.

Read more of Bonnie’s articles HERE!

Featured Image by freepik

Help us REFRESH others with the life-giving Word of God today!


You may also like…

Take A Day Off and Rest!

Take A Day Off and Rest!

Everywhere I go, I interact with a lot of people who do not rest. This is especially true of pastors, church...

Dance Away Your Stress

Dance Away Your Stress

Stress has become ubiquitous, and if not managed well, it will affect our physical and mental well-being....



Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!