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This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: BURDEN




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Sometimes life sure does feel heavy, doesn’t it?

They say, “When it rains, it pours,” and even though things are actually fine right now, I’m feeling the weight of several friends, family members, and acquaintances fighting their own difficult battles.

So many lost souls, so many aching hearts.

It can easily all add up, and if I dwell on it all at once, it feels too much to bear.

What a blessing to be able to hand over these cares to the One who holds the whole world in His hands. The One who calls us to come, who invites us to trade our burdens for His peace:

“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.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30

Friend, if you’re feeling heavily burdened today, remember this:

“Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” ~ Thomas Moore, Come, Ye Disconsolate (hymn)

Jesus came to bear the ultimate burden of all: the weight of our own sin that separated us from a holy God. Because of His sacrifice once for all, we are set free. The burden has been lifted. Praise God, the weight is gone.

So even though we still feel the weight of sin in this life, He has already overcome. Jesus wins. Death and sin have been defeated.

And we find rest.

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For extra encouragement, maybe someone needs this song this week. It’s called Come as You Are, by Crowder:


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