Jesus is my Sabbath rest. I have ceased from my own works to gain God’s acceptance. (Hebrews 4)
Christ earned God’s acceptance for me by living a perfect life of obedience to God’s law on my behalf, and by dying a death on the cross in order to pay for my sins.
Since he accomplished this when I wasn’t even aware of my desperate need, how much more do I need to stop accepting burdens that only he can carry.
My burdens are my anxieties about my children and family members and their future, illnesses of friends, my own calling and vocation, and so on. These are burdens that disturb my rest in Christ.
They also point to pride in my life.
I think I can carry these cares!
The truth is I can’t. They weigh me down, they make me into a person who rarely has a lightness of heart over anything.
What to do about them? Pray as often as the Spirit leads me to, but then leave the care with him.