solution for fixing up your burden. Folk will hunt you down and find you, no matter where you are, to offer you a solution for fixing your burden. Some people just can’t wait to find out that somebody they know has a public burden.

That’s when they’ll pick up that telephone and call up that person carrying a burden at their house, even though they’ve never called them before, and you know how they dothe first thing they’re going to say is “well if I was you.”

If I was you, I would just leave him cause he ain’t no good. If I was you, I would just go out and buy me my own car; why should you have to go through changes trying to finding a ride. If I was you, I would find me another church cause those people don’t care nothing about you. If I was you I’d take him back to court and get some more money for child support. If I was you.If I was youIf I was you. Oh yeah, they’ll let you know exactly what they would do IF..they were you.

And once you take the time to listen to them and do what they say, you’ll find yourself without a husband or wife, over your head in debt, no church family to turn to for support, paying out money to your lawyer even though the judge says you’re already getting more than enough. You need to know right up front that these people don’t care anything about you. If they did they would leave you alone and keep their mouths shut.

They enjoy seeing you down and out. They enjoy seeing you suffer. They enjoy seeing you carrying that burden on your back. That’s why if you want your burden taken care of you better stop looking to every Tom, Dick, Harry, or Jane and take them straight to Jesus. Can I get a witness?

The second kind of burden that we bare are private burdens. Private Burdens. These are the most difficult kinds of burdens for us to bear. We wouldn’t dare tell anyone about our private burden, not only because we are afraid that they would become a public burden, but also because we would be too embarrassed and too devastated for someone to know what the private burdens are in our lives. Our private burdens could be something that we did or something that was done to us many, many years ago. They are just too private, just too secret, to share with anyone; not our husbands, not our wives, not our best friends, not our pastors, not our doctors, not our lawyers. Not anybody.

And most of the time, we won’t even share them with Jesus, because they sting us to the core of our existence. We are so embarrassed by them that we try to walk around and act like they never existed. But don’t you know that GOD already knows what you’ve done or what was done to you? You may not be able to tell your friends or your family about it, but if you tell Jesus about it, he will deal with it and nobody will ever know about it. As one hymnologist reminds us that you’ve got to surrender all to Jesus. And He will take away your burden and give