I am personally dealing with family malfunctions and disfunctions, and I can stand with you in saying that sometimes this life is more than I can deal with.
Thank God that when my burden is heavy, I can hand it all off to Jesus who walks beside me every day. That's right! One of the most wonderful things about having Jesus Christ as the Lord of my life and the King of my kingdom is that He lets me exchange my burden for His.
That doesn't mean that I never experience fear or worry or apprehension. I do, but I've learned that I just need to tell Him all about it and give it to Him. I continue to pray about the things I give to Him -- every day and many times a day, but in my heart and in my sub-conscious, I know that He has heard my prayer and that He cares about me - a lot, enough to die for me - and that He will work all things out for my good (and that doesn't mean that it always works out the way I want but that they do work out for my good). That's His burden that I take...acquiescence and acceptance of His Will for my life.
So, this morning because I have been struggling with some painful, difficult situations, Isaiah 35 grabbed my heart and played a beautiful melody on its strings and I can feel the burden of my heart roll a way because someday, sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
1The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; 2 it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, the majesty of our God. 3Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. 4 Say to those who have an anxious heart, "Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you." 5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; 6then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; 7the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackals, where they lie down, the grass shall become reeds and rushes. 8And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way; even if they are fools, they shall not go astray.9 No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there. 10And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.