November 25, 2018,   Jane’s Heart to Heart  …FROM THE WINDOW SEAT

Sheep Are Not Meant to Carry Loads

  from “15 Minutes with the Master” (RBP)


Peace does not come from denying you have troubles, but giving your troubles to the Lord.

This was an encouragement to me as I read this devotion this week.

The Lord calls  those who have surrendered to Him, His sheep.

John 10:27-28   27. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:  28.  And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

Sheep were never meant to carry heavy burdens.

I Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

Our frail minds and body will break down under heavy loads and burdens. the word “cast” means to throw.  Where are we told to throw our burdens, cares and concerns?

Yes, on Him.   

Do you find that you worry about things? What weighs on your mind the most?

Christ wants to bear your burden. He wants us to throw those concerns on HIM. 

Yes, the Lord wants us to pray fervently for the lost, needy, hungry, the prodigals in our lives, but as soon as you pray you must go on and trust Him to take care of it. 

When we continue to carry the worries and daily struggles by ourselves we show that we are not really trusting God fully with our lives.  What hurts us hurts HIM because He loves us and wants us to give our cares and burdens to Him each day. 

Jesus stands right beside us as His  children and waits for us to throw our  load onto  His shoulders.