Fresh Hope – 24th August 2020

We have all heard the saying “They look like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders.” It’s quite possible that that is you as you wake this morning. Weighed down by the cares of this world, or to be more precise, weighed down by the cares of your world.

Burdens, concerns and stresses are something that cannot be avoided in this life. No matter how much you desire to live a stress free life, it’s impossible to do so. That’s life! 


Often the burdens and stresses of life cause you to feel like a weight is being pressed down upon you physically. Anxiety feels like a big load has been placed upon your chest. These are signs that you need someone to help lift them off you. Someone that will be there to supernaturally lighten the load and carry what you cannot cope with yourself. Jesus came to do exactly that! He is the burden lifter. He is the great burden carrier. All you have to do, is be willing to cast all your burdens upon Him and leave them with Him. 

How do we know that He is happy for us to do such a thing? We have it in writing!

— 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you. 

Not only that, as He has already sent out to you a personal invitation to do so —Matthew 11:28 ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 

If that’s you, then accept His invitation and come to Him today. Make the exchange…your burdens for His peace. 

Pastor Mark

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