Machines like the one in the photo are used in construction to lift heavy items. They can hold huge wreaking balls and swing them to knock down brick walls. They can lift giant steel beams to be placed in high buildings. We need this equipment or else many structures could not be built. Human beings on their own can not handle the weight.
There are times in our lives we can not handle the emotional/spiritual burdens placed on our shoulders. We crumble under the load and can not function. How many times have you felt this weight and thought there was no one to help lift it off? How often have you convinced yourself, “I can do this on my own” only to be crushed by the strain?
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up” (James 4:10)
We don’t have to handle these burdens alone. During these times we need to forget about our egos and fall on our knees before God. We were not created to deal with everything by ourselves. We were created to be in relationship with the Lord God Almighty. Throw away your pride and let God help you lift that steel beam off your shoulders today.