I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “burden.” We would love to have you join us.

The weight of the world is heavy. I turn on the news and hear of yet another mass shooting. It’s all too much. We must do something. But what? It feels like such a heavy burden.

“My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Today, many of my friends in the Thousands Oaks California area are feeling burdened. A mass shooting. Then a wildfire. I’ve seen maps. These situations are not that far apart. My friends are tired and weary. Please pray!

It is so easy to feel burdened by the world. But God understands. God loved us so much God sent God’s one and only son into the world for all of us.

“My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

14 thoughts on “Burdened

  1. It is definitely easy to feel burdened when looking at the things that are happening in the world. It’s reassuring that we can cast our burdens onto God and we don’t need to carry them by ourselves!

  2. Some days the burdens seem exceptionally heavy. The Lord has burdened us to pray for those who are suffering and weighed down. Praying for those grieving and hurt and those in the path of the fire and those fighting it. Visiting from FMF.

  3. It feels as if burdens are upon burdens these days. It’s so easy to feel the load pressing down! But like you remind us, His yoke is easy. His burden is light. We must remember to give them over to Him! Thanks Tara, Cindy

  4. it is definitely sad for me, but it is a distant sad. i find that all these sad events are difficult for me to take in. i have enough local things to think about that i simply have to let it roll off. i think that is the disadvantage of all this 24 news. it can be a bit of a deluge sometimes. if we aren’t careful, it can swamp us a bit too. i’m thankful GOD carries our burdens…the real burdens and the ones that seem threatening as well. blessings girl:)

  5. Sometimes it’s just too much. I had similar feelings when I read this week’s prompt. Thank you for having such a soft heart and carrying these burdens (even though you probably don’t want to)! Interestingly, your feed suggests a post “a weary world rejoices” – what an incredibly challenge in such times…lots of love!

  6. Life’s trials and tribulations, especially when they happen close to home and to our friends and loved ones, can feel so overwhelming and too much for us to bear. Which is why the repetition of Jesus’ reassuring words to us hit home as I read them over again. We have a Burden Bearer who can lift any load we might be carrying. The difficulties might persist but we have the gift of His inner peace. May you be comforted as you mourn the horrors before you and in the news. Bless you for your tender, compassionate and loving heart, Tara. You care a lot and it shows. Jesus shines in your soul. xo

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