Lou Holtz once said, “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”
There are times when life is downright heavy. We watch those we love battle a disease that withers them away and wears us down. The concern parents feel for their children can be all-consuming. The baggage we may carry from a bad decision takes the spring from our step.
When life is heavy, we need hope — not wishful thinking. We need an assurance that everything will work out, perhaps not the way we would like it, but in the most beneficial way. Hope in better things is what allows us to pick up and carry on.
Hope is what Jesus offers: “Come unto me, all ye that labour 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30, King James Version).
There are times when I love the King James Version of the Bible.