My Cross is Too Heavy to Bear

A story told to me about a woman praying one night to God. With tears running down her face, she was telling Him how heavy her cross was and she did not think she could bear it anymore.

“Forgive me, Lord, but I just can’t bear this cross anymore”.

God heard her prayer, said it was all right and asked her to come with Him.

She found herself in the presence of Jesus, Who looked upon her with loving eyes.

“Jesus, please forgive me, but I can’t bear this cross anymore”.

Jesus told her that He understood and took the cross from her.

Jesus then showed her a place where there were countless crosses. He told her to look around and find a cross that she thought she could bear. The woman looked upon the crosses available and shuddered. There were huge, dark crosses…some with thorns…some with nails and some too awful to even describe. Then, her eyes fell upon a small cross, one she thought she could bear.

“Jesus”, she said, “I think I can bear that cross”, as she pointed to the small cross she had found.

Jesus smiled at her, placed His hand on her shoulder and replied, “That is the cross you just gave me”.

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5 thoughts on “My Cross is Too Heavy to Bear

  1. Equipping The Saints

    Thank you for your like of my post. Many blessings to you.


  2. Our cross is ours to bear. No one can bear it for us nor can we bear anyone else.


  3. This post spoke to my heart on so many levels. God would never give us a cross we couldn’t bear to begin with. His promises are not void. Glory to God with the highest praise for this great reminder.

    May your day be productive, and prosperous in Christ!



  4. Great story to remember today. Thanks for sharing.


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