If you have been a christian for any length of time you’ve read, or heard read “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” What if your cross is to heavy? Every time you look at it you think I can’t do it, I can’t carry it, I’m to weak and wounded.
How do we face such a situation? Believe me these situations will come, pretending they won’t is foolish. In fact you maybe there now struggling to pick up a cross that seems to get heavier, and heavier by the second. There is an answer you know. We find it in the Life of our Lord who also had a cross to pick up. His was a literal physical weight. (Though our emotional, and physical problems can be just as heavy.)
We find the answer in a couple of different places.
First here in Luke 23:26 As they led him away, they seized Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country. They placed the cross on his back and made him carry it behind Jesus.
The second is here in Mathew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Jesus couldn’t carry His cross because He was to weak and weary, so let me ask you this, why are you trying to carry yours? Jesus is our Simon of Cyrene the difference is that Simon was forced to carry the cross, and Jesus longs to carry it for you.
Why not go to Him in prayer crying out to Him when you feel the weight, and let him take it for you. Don’t try to take it back! He has strength to carry what you can’t.
One more quick thing
While writing this I remembered that David Wilkerson has already said this far better than I did so here is the link to His article.