This morning I received a text from a friend discussing all the situations going on in her life at this time. My heart was so heavy burden that I began to weep. As I wept, I thought about Jesus and when He wept when he heard that Lazarus had died.
As I have emotions for my friend, Jesus also had emotions(compassion and sorrow) for Lazarus.
As the tears flowed, I prayed for my friend. I prayed that God would give her the strength to endure all that she is going through; to give her the wisdom and the insight that she needs. As I cried and prayed, I could feel the Lord telling me that He would take care of her.
Jesus doesn't want us to hide anything from Him. He cares. Matthew 11:28-30 states "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, 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."
A yoke is a heavy wooden harness that fits over the shoulders of an ox. It is then attached to a piece of equipment so that the oxen can pull. These heavy burdens(sorrow, sin, weariness, etc) can only be freed through Jesus. He will give us peace, love and healing.
I dried my tears and decided to take a walk. It had rained earlier in the morning and now the sun was peeking through the clouds. With the sun out, the flowers looked more vibrant and alive. I also felt more vibrant with the sun rays touching my skin.
Our lives are so much like nature. After the dark clouds and rain, there is always hope with the Son in our life.