Snow shovels vs. snow plows

““Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.”        Matthew 11:28 CEB

For the last few years, DH (Dear Hubby) and I have both been struggling with back pain issues which means fairly regular visits to the chiropractor. I’m not sure what caused the  issues, but usually a few treatments is usually all it takes to put things right again. Then the “tune-ups” start to keep things feeling pretty good.MP900386039

But with snow-shoveling season here again in Central PA, I suppose there will soon be some problems again.

Isn’t it good to know that whenever we struggle with heavy emotional and spiritual loads, we have One who will help us to carry them so we don’t throw our backs’ out trying to carry them ourselves?

We tend to carry these loads ourselves too often because

1. We are ashamed to admit we have a problem. My line used to be: “Well I’m a pastor’s wife – I’m supposed to help others with their burdens and problems, but I’m not supposed to have problems – or at least I’m not supposed to show weakness.”

2. We don’t really believe that God will help us with it  – maybe we’ve asked for God’s help before and for some reason, he didn’t answer us (at least not the way we thought he should). So why would he answer this time?

3 We don’t feel worthy to ask for help – we  somehow feel like we deserve whatever is happening to us and therefore, we shouldn’t even ask for help.

But Jesus offers us this wonderful open invitation to come to him for help when we’re struggling emotionally, physically and spiritually – regardless of whether we are worthy. We don’t have to be strong. He may not remove the burdens we carry but he will be there to shoulder  the lion’s share of it so we don’t get overburdened or weighted down by life’s cares.

All we have to do is COME to him for help.It’s like using a snow plow instead of just a shovel. LOL!

Thank you Lord for offering to help us bear our loads! Help us to accept your offer today.  Amen.


About Bonnie Winters

I am a Pastor's Wife, Mom, Grandmom, writer, and crafter who loves God with all my heart! Life has been an interesting Journey, so why not pull up a comfy chair, grab a cuppa your favorite beverage and let's just share awhile!
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