Burdens: Jesus Understands and Feels our Pain

BURDENS WE CARRY

 

If we are honest, there is not one person who has no burden to carry. Everyone of us has something that may tempt us to worry or doubt. Maybe we are weighed down by illness, or job loss or temptation or depression. The good news is that we don’t have to carry our burdens alone. Many of us have family and friends who come alongside us to walk with us through the trials.

 

But even if all human friendships fail, there is One who is always with us, Jesus, the Lord of all.

 

Psalm 55:22 (CSB)

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you;
he will never allow the righteous to be shaken.

 

Burdens are lifted

 

A POEM 

 

I recently finished a poem about burdens that we face. Sometimes we think no one will understand our burdens, but as humans we face similar things. The poem is about particular people, but I’m sure as you read you may find one with which you can identify.

 

I pray that you will know that you are not alone. Jesus is the burden bearer who knows and understands our pain.

 

Burdens We Face

Day by day she fights the pain
Seeming normal on the outside
People seldom understand
The burden she seems to hide

 

Wheelchair user losing strength
Some may fail to see the bleakness
Of the burden he must bear
As he faces his weakness

 

Burdens press on every side
She struggles trying to survive
No one knows how deep her pain
This single mother of five

 

Muscle weakness causes pain
Temptations and trials invade
Thoughts are swirling in his mind
It’s easy to be afraid

 

Day by day the burdens come
She labors long as storms assail
Depression tries to crush her
But love and hope will prevail

 

A college senior now with
Loans to pay, decisions to make
Anxiety threatens peace
But his faith won’t let him break

 

A peacemaker is this one
Though hit with burdens of her own
She reaches out to others
Shows them they are not alone

 

Burdens come in many ways
Through thoughts, words, deeds or illnesses
Jesus gently reaches out
Feels our pain and weaknesses.

 

 Blessed be the Lord! Day after day he bears our burdens; God is our salvation. Selah
Psalm 68:19 (CSB)

 

burdens washed away

 

PRAYER

 

Dear God,

We face burdens every day. Sometimes they seem too hard to bear, but you have promised to be with us. You can give us peace and joy despite the pain of our trials. Give us the faith to believe your word and trust that you will walk with us through our pain. You will give us strength and grace. I pray that You will be with all Your children and surround them with Your love. For those who do not know You, I pray that You will show mercy and bring them into Your family.

In the name of Jesus, I pray,

Amen

 

I’m linking up with: #FiveMinuteFriday, even though I used more than five minutes, but the prompt is the word burden.

I’m also linking up at: #LMMLinkup, #Let’sHaveCoffee, #TellHisStory, #porchstories, #TeaAndWord, #TuneInThursday, #Grace&Truth, #FaithOnFire

18 thoughts on “Burdens: Jesus Understands and Feels our Pain

  1. Dear Gayl,
    Thank you for having such a caring heart to be able to identify those burdens that you see others carrying. I am so grateful that Jesus has let you discern those, and then by your prayers to lift up those hearts to Him. He really does want to carry our burdens for us, to take that heavier side that would crush us. My heart is speaking that prayer along with you dear friend! Love and hugs and blessings to you! xoxo

    1. Thanks for commenting, Rebecca. Yes, I know about peace in the midst of pain, too. God is so good. Your mother must be a lovely lady. Blessings to you, Rebecca!

  2. Beautiful poem and photos!

    I believe each and every one of us have a burden – or two, or three! We need to give each other the benefit of a doubt because we very well not know what burden they are carrying. I’m so glad you included the scripture that tells us He will bear our burdens, and He will do it day after day after day …

    1. Yes, most of us carry more than one. 🙂 Yes, you are so right. People can be good at hiding their burdens, but we don’t know what they might be going through. I’m so glad we can give our burdens to Him. Blessings to you! Thanks for visiting, Jerralea.

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