Our Burden Bearer

Matthew 11:30: “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

The Lord is our burden-bearer, and upon Him we must lay off every care. He says, in effect, “Be careful for nothing, but make your requests known to Me, and I will attend them all.”

Be careful for nothing, He says, not even your service. Why? Because we are so utterly helpless that no matter how careful we were, our service would amount to nothing! What have we to do with thinking whether we are fit or not fit for service? The Master-workman surely has a right to use any tool He pleases for His own work, and it is plainly not the business of the tool to decide whether it is the right one to be used or not. He knows; and if He chooses to use us, of course we must be fit. And in truth, if we only knew it, our chief fitness is in our utter helplessness. His strength is made perfect, not in our strength, but in our weakness. Our strength is only a hindrance.

Hannah Whitall Smith

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