Why is it so hard to lay our burdens at the feet of Jesus--and then leave them there? Do you know what I mean? The laying down part isn't always so hard--it's resisting the urge to pick them back up that I struggle with...the waiting on God's timing...continuing to have faith that He knows best and will work all things for good to those who love him.
Why do I struggle so much with this? Perhaps it's because, even though at this moment in time I realize I can't handle that heavy burden on my own, I still think that maybe tomorrow, or the next day, I'll find the answer.
So I kneel at the cross, place my burdens there at the feet of Jesus, stand up...and reach back down and pick them up again. I am sure God thinks, "Oh my foolish child! Do you not realize what I have done for you? The sacrifice I made to save you from carrying that heavy load alone? When will you understand...when will you trust enough?"
"Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28)