“Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things;"
When we are worried and concerned about the affairs of our lives, we may tend to think the Lord doesn't know or care. But that's not true. The Lord knows when we are worried and what we're worried about. Martha complained to the Lord that her sister was not helping her with the cooking and that He didn't seem to care, but the Lord pointed out to Martha that she was, in fact, fretting about so many things." It's as if He was saying, "Martha, Martha, it's not just the meal preparations that are troubling you. You have a lot of other things on your mind, too. And I know what every one of them is." And what was His solution to the problems Martha had? To come and rest at His feet and listen to Him (Luke 10: 39, 42). It's interesting, isn't it, that Jesus didn't jump up and help Martha or send someone to assist her. He basically told her she was choosing bother and worry over spending time with Him. This is rather subtle, but do you see the significance of His statement? Are you worried and bothered by a load of things today? Go spend time with Jesus. Listen to Him. You'll see things in a much better light.
Are we weak and heavy laden,
cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge;
take it to the Lord in prayer.
From the Hymn "What A Friend We Have in Jesus"
Text: Joseph M. Scriven, 1820-1886
Music: Charles C. Converse, 1832-1918