A Better Way to Live

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29, Amplified

Early one morning I decided to make a quick run to the grocery store. I ran inside and picked up one of the baskets near the front entrance and began to shop. As I placed different items into the basket, I began to notice it getting heavier. I then picked up a large gallon of milk and glanced at the basket, wondering, “How am I going to carry this heavy load?” Just as I was about to figure out a way, a gentleman stopped me. He said, “You know ma’am, you don’t have to carry that basket like that.” I didn’t understand what he was saying until he walked over, pulled a lever from the side of my basket and suddenly transformed it into something that rolled on the floor! I laughed and thanked him for showing me a better way.

So many of us are walking through life carrying heavy loads God never intended for us to take on. Just when we figure out how to carry one burden, we add another one on top of it. We think to ourselves, “Lord, how am I going to bear all of these heavy loads?” Whatever it may be, God will do for you, through Christ, the same thing that nice gentleman did for me in that grocery store—He will show you a better way. Let Him lift every burden that is weighing you down and give you His wisdom and instructions that are light. Allow Jesus the opportunity to step in, transform your life and show you a better way to live!

Prayer: Father God, thank You for speaking to me. Help me. So many things are weighing on my heart and mind. Relieve me of this heavy load I’ve been carrying. Transform my life and show me a better way to live. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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14 thoughts on “A Better Way to Live”

  1. Thank you for being a obedient stewart over the gifts and purpose God has given you and called you to! I pray each writer is continually refilled with wisdom, love & grace as you pour it out to others to build up Gods Kingdom! Love&Blessings!

  2. This really touched me today. I have been carrying so many things on my back lately. I am just overwhelmed but I want to surrender them all to Jesus. Thank you so much for this

  3. Thank you God for showing me a better and easier way to do things in my every day life. The burdens I face, show me how to make it easier. In Jesus Name Amen 🌻💚💜💖

  4. Thank you Heavenly Father for your devotion on this Wednesday morning Lorde I gave you the opportunity to transform me in the way that you will direct me to go Lord it’s so many burdens in heavy Lowe’s that we carry so many burdens that come past our life but Lord I allow you to transform me and the life that you would allow me to go trusting and believe your words My God. I have the faith to keep on trusting you God and my life because I believe that you are transforming me for the kingdom of God you are faithful to me and I allow you to transform my life hallelujah thank you Jesus and the name of the most highly God Amen

  5. Indeed what needless pain we bear all because we do not carry them to God in prayers. Its funny how we earnestly n anxiously pray to God. Sometimes we are more anxious than having hope. Dearest Lord in these trying moments in my life, may my hope be fixed on nothing but You. I love you Lord !!

  6. At one time I was able to share these devotions and now can’t. Is there something I’m missing or is it set up where I can’t share them anymore? Thanks for helping me to figure out what I may be doing wrong!

  7. Good morning to all. Father we lay down every burden at your feet right now, I ask you to work out every situation in our lives in Jesus name. Amen.

  8. Yes the burdens are too heavy to bear.
    I lay them at your feet dear precious Lord. Please help me. I Love you Lord♡

  9. Thank you so much for sharing everyday what God places in your heart, it blesses me tremendously,
    Being a Pastors wife, we can take on so many burdens that can weigh us way down, and right now in my life my husband is being weighted down by not seeing the fruit of his labor in the church and this has taken a toll on our relationship & our marriage and I have had ladies come to me and ask me how to fix their marriages but how can I help them when mine is falling apart ? he is so overwhelmed it makes it so hard to stay above the water, please keep a pastors wife in your prayers it’s not easy sharing a Pastor wife life with just anyone but I do thank you for sharing your life stories with me. Again thank you so much May God open the widows and continue to pour out blessings on your Minstry 😭”A Pastors Wife”

  10. Recently, my boyfriend and I decided to take a break, in order for us to grow closer to God. But there is so much more heavier things on my shoulders, on top of that. And reading this was like reading it like it was just for me. I’m looking at these things as something so heartbreaking but in actuality it’s going to help me and us in the long run. I just needed to find a new way to handle these stresses that I’m carrying. Thank you sister for your words! God bless you!

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