Have you seen the picture of the footprints in the sand, of two people walking side by side and all of a sudden there is only one set of footprints and the person says to the Lord, 'I thought you were beside me all the time and now there is only one set of footprints' and Jesus answers, 'that's when things got rough for you and I was carrying you'.
Isaiah 53:4 "Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows: Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted, but He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all."
Did you get that? He bore our griefs and carried our sorrows, will you let Him carry your burdens and even to the point of letting Him carry you when the load gets too heavy for you. He was wounded and bruised for our sins. Won't you let Him take your sins? He took them to the cross for you so you wouldn't have to bear the guilt of them. We can be healed by His stripes, He will bring healing where it is needed, specially spiritual healing, and we all can use that, can't we?
Let's not fool ourselves into thinking that we are OK, when we know in our hearts that we are not. The Bible says, 'All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one to his own way.' We have all strayed from what we know is the right way, some innocently and others deliberately and others not caring or seeing the results of their straying. It doesn't matter which path we have taken, we have all strayed and come short of the glory of God.
When the path gets too rough for us to handle, let's let Him carry us as the picture depicts. Sometimes I need carried and He is always willing to take the load and make our yoke easy and our burden light. I just want to thank Him for being such a wonderful God and Savior. Don't you? Grandma Joan