We may be having a very good day then hear of troubles for those we love. Their pain becomes ours. One of the hardest things is trying to share joy with others who don’t want it.
I was that person too. I felt so comfortable in my misery. I somehow enjoyed carrying a bucket of shame, self-pity, worthlessness and more. I still have days where those areas try to come back at me.
Today I think of these words….
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
Trade that bucket you’re toting for His yoke…then let Him carry it for you. He came to bring you rest.