I used Connie’s cart for filling in holes around the yard with dirt. There were brown patches that I added black dirt and reseeded. I discovered that the plastic wheels of the cart were not designed to support a heaping load of dirt while rolling back and forth over the lawn. I exceeded its capacity and the wheel broke. My wife’s wonderfully useful cart cannot do anything now with a broken wheel.
God designed you and I with a remarkable usefulness and with a capacity. Your career, schooling, family, finances, health or any number of issues can become a weight. Perhaps they were added to your cart by others. Perhaps you added them. Many times they were added by circumstances of life. Health, economy, work deadlines and a variety of weights can exceed our capacity.
What can you do when the weight of life threatens to break your wheel?
You may claim, Philippians 4:13 "I can do everything through Him who gives me strength."
That may be appropriate most times. God will supply strength to our “plastic wheels” so we can bear the load. There are times that this is not the right app because the crushing weight is breaking us.
The solution for keeping our wheels from breaking is Jesus’ words recorded in Matthew 11:28-30:
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
What keeps your wheels from breaking?