When The Load Gets Too Heavy
Have you ever needed help carrying something? One thing I really do not like to do is to move. It requires so much and having heavy furniture doesn’t make it better. I’m the type that will try to do as much as I can myself, including lifting heavy items. However sometimes when the load gets too heavy to carry, I have to ask for help.
If you’ve ever been to a gym, more than likely you’ve seen two people working out together. One is lifting some pretty heavy weight while the other person is standing over them as a spotter. They do that just in case the weight they’re lifting gets too heavy. It’s obvious that the person lifting the weight is not weak because they are doing it by themselves. However, everyone has a limit on what their body can handle.
It doesn’t matter how strong you are, everyone needs help from time to time. When the loads get too heavy, having someone there to help you, makes the load easier to handle. You can get more done faster and lessen the chances of getting hurt.
When The Load Gets Too Heavy
Mental health is now being brought to the forefront while we are in a pandemic. It has always been a topic of discussion but with people having to self-quarantine and social distance from others, suicide seems to be on the rise.
It’s something how the people you may feel are strong, confident, and full of life are the ones likely to take their own life. This just proves that when the load gets too heavy, those who come across as strong can be at their weakest. They just don’t want or don’t know how to ask for help.
The strongest man that walked the face of this earth had a load that was too heavy for him to carry. When Jesus was on His journey to being crucified, He had to take up His own cross and carry it.
On this journey, the cross became too heavy. The Bible talks about how Jesus fell to the ground in exhaustion because He was too weak to continue through His journey carrying His cross alone. A man named Simon who was from Cyrene, helped Jesus by sharing the burden of transporting the cross to the place where He would eventually die.
So if Jesus, the Son of God, who had the power to do anything needed help, there’s no way that we can get through life without it. He chose to place himself in a state of weakness so He would understand what it feels like for us and model that we can’t always do everything on our own.
Help One Another
This is why you see pastors, celebrities, successful business people, and the “strong friends” succumbing to suicide. Everyone needs help carrying a heavy load.
I will admit that asking for help is not a strong suit of my own. So I understand how you would choose to battle out your problems alone. Fortunately, I’ve learned that when you first invite Christ in to guide you through, He will lead trusted people to you to help relieve some of the weight your holding. After all, the Bible says:
Regardless of what you may be going through or dealing with, know that you don’t always have to be strong. Give yourself the grace to sit in your weakness. This is the prime time for God to show Himself strong in your life.
Let Him guide the right people or message to you. Trust God enough to prove His word to you. So when the load gets too heavy to carry alone, God will see to it to lighten it on your behalf. All you have to do is allow Him to do just that.
Prayer: Lord, I’m carrying a load that is too heavy for me to do alone. I don’t know how You will do it, but I’m going to trust You to give me rest and lighten my burden. Right now I’m weak and weary but because You are God, You will use my weakness to show Yourself strong. Lord, please meet me where I am and take over. I need You. In Jesus’s name I pray, Amen.
In Relentless Pursuit,
Question: Do you have a hard time asking for help? If so, why do you feel that way? Share below in the comments.