A heavy burden is hard to bear; it is bitter, sorrowful, wearied, or dejected (sad). Our feelings become a burden, and if not dealt with, they can become a lifestyle or your identity.
Have you ever brought in groceries on one trip and been so relieved when you set them down? When you move to a new apartment, those boxes can sometimes be heavy. It is such a relief when you can sit them down.
We do this with our emotions. The difference is we don’t lay them down. We put them into our hearts and allow them to reside behind a closed door in our hearts.
God is knocking on those doors, those dark places where we don’t let anyone in. While we may not even look at it because it hurts, it is in our memories. That thing has become a burden and is heavy.
Matt 11:28-29 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Will those moments be easy? No. Will they be taken away in a moment? With God, it is possible. Is it necessary? Most definitely. God doesn’t want us to carry those things on our backs day in and day out.
You don’t have to walk around with all those emotions and memories that become a burden. Come to Jesus and lay them down.