Give Jesus all your burdens

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Have you ever needed an intimate friend? Have you longed for a soul mate who will keep confidentiality? Jesus once encouraged us by saying, “‘Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.’” (Matthew 11:28, NKJV) Jesus is not afraid of our burdens, worries, or fears. He wants us to dump all of them on Him because He knows it’s something we need to do. Psychologists call this therapeutic need catharsis, which is defined as “the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.” (Oxford Languages) 

I know what some of you are thinking: “What good can dumping my feelings produce?” Well, a lot. Catharsis is like taking out the garbage. It’s a mental health practice that every major character in the Bible practiced.

  1. David asked, “Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” (Psalms 51:2, NIV)  
  2. Elijah prayed, “‘I have had enough, LORD,’ … ‘Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.’” (1 Kings 19:4, NIV) 
  3. Jesus prayed, “‘Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.’” (Luke 22:42, NIV)
  4. Paul noted, “We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair.” (2 Corinthians 4:8, NIV)

The Bible says to “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7, NIV) That’s catharsis. It dumping all the emotional toxicity and pain out of your system. We can, and should, give it all to Jesus. 

Have you tried praying to Jesus with this kind of transparency? He is the safest place to dump all your emotions and concerns. I’ve come to Jesus at least 10,000 times. He helps me cathartically release my cares, reinterpret them, and get wisdom. You can tell God everything and anything. He will never judge you or reject you. In fact, He’s urging you right now to tell Him everything. He’s telling you, “‘So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’” (Isaiah 41:10, NIV)  

When you come to Jesus in prayer, every burden is lifted, and you receive spiritual help. Prayer is not delivered with perfect words in the proper form. Prayer is a sloppy mess of hurt, love, praise, and pain. Jesus can handle it all.  

Because you are a miracle.

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  1. Margie+Antosca on 24/07/2021 at 12:41 PM

    Thank you, Paul, for today’s message. I needed to be lifted and your words were what I needed to hear. Thank you. God bless you.??

  2. Victoria on 24/07/2021 at 2:07 PM

    This is exactly what I needed to hear today!! Thank you for sharing his word!!!!??❤️

  3. Faith on 24/07/2021 at 3:03 PM

    Thank you, Paul for another heartwarming message.

  4. Katie+Pena. on 24/07/2021 at 3:15 PM

    Thank you for the message today

  5. Tracey on 24/07/2021 at 7:35 PM

    So true “sloppy mess” is how my prayers are some days but I’ve learned that’s okay. ?? bless you.

  6. Hortensia Guillen on 24/07/2021 at 7:47 PM

    Thank you Paul for sharing blessings always✨and the Scriptures ?
    Thank you Lord for always with us especially in time of need time after time
    without Him I would be lost, it’s a security blessing to know He is always there to take up my cares, problems and worries our sickness to help us in our daily life thank you Lord for who You Are Thank you Lord for everything ?♥️

  7. Teresita+Mallari on 24/07/2021 at 8:01 PM

    Amen. God really know us all. He know how to comfort us. Thank you Pastor Paul for your daily devotion. God bless you .

  8. Hortensia Guillen on 25/07/2021 at 6:08 AM

    Thank you Paul for your sharing your messages are so uplifting God bless you God is so Good?
    I know He knows everything in my life I am not perfect and know me better than I myself feel He does hear my prayers knows I love Him♥️praying to give me wisdom and Knowledge and Stronger through His Word and in praying for others, it has been a life changing in me and a happy blessed Journey with my Lord that gives me strength and courage in all I do praying for others have made me steadfast in my Faith That through prayer that’s When I feel closest with Him ?God is the Only True one and we all need Him in our Lives?Made friends it’s up lifting thank you Jesus and again sharing daily readings with my family..sometimes I feel lonely I miss my husband his presence I know he is in a better place, I am not afraid.. God is with me, Thank you Lord Jesus for feeling secure and ?loved ✨it’s been a while can you please pray for me..thank you blessings ?

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