Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42
This morning I woke early to the sound of snoring. I knew then I couldn’t go back to sleep. My heart has been so heavy lately. I’ve been carrying so much and some is even too hard to utter into words. Few people know and I really don’t want to talk about it. So I haven’t even written. But my heart is heavy, so I need to tell someone. I need to cry. So I make my coffee and come to my chair where I can sit at the feet of Jesus.
Matthew 11:28 says, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” So, I come. I bring it all, and I put it at His feet. I know I can’t carry it. And I know I have to write and encourage you to do the same.
I don’t need to tell you all that’s been going on with us to tell you that the best place to take it is Jesus. Learn to have a relationship with Jesus. He wants to be your best friend. John 15:15 says, “No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.” Once you have a close relationship with Him, then you can bring your burdens to Him and leave them at His feet. He truly cares about every part of your life.
Just like Martha in the story above, we can get so caught up in things that are around us. We begin to focus on our circumstances and we forget to look up. We don’t pause to have those quiet moments with Jesus. We don’t let Him search our hearts. We just revel in our heartache, in our depression, in our regrets. And our hearts become so heavy.
But when we kneel at the feet of Jesus, when we quit looking at our circumstances, when we lay it all down at His feet, things begin to change. I don’t mean that our circumstances necessarily change. I mean our perspectives. We allow God to now have the control in our lives. Some of those things maybe some long roads ahead, but God will see you through it all.
If your heart is heavy today, I encourage you to come and sit at the feet of Jesus. If you don’t know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, I encourage you to invite Him in your heart today. I’d love to walk you through that.