When I travel, I usually check one bag with the airlines. Many airlines today charge a fee to check bags. But if my bag weighs over 50 pounds, I must pay an extra charge. I don’t want to pay an extra charge so I pack only what I need for my trip.
As we go through our lives, God does not want us to carry around things we do not need — like worry and fear. He wants us to be free of these extra burdens. In our Bible verses Jesus said, “Come to me all of you who are tired from the heavy burden you have been forced to carry. I will give you rest” (verse 28).
Jesus does not want us to let our worries and fears distract us from following Him. We need to give our worries and fears to Jesus. Then we can be free to grow in Him and enjoy His blessings.
What burdens are you carrying around today? Give them to Jesus. Let Him give you comfort and rest.