SONG OF THE WEEK: Lay it All Down – Will Reagen, United Pursuit

by Kevin Lorow, Cuyahoga Valley Church Worship Arts Assistant

SONG OF THE WEEK: Lay it all down, Will Reagan and United Pursuit

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“Bring your worry, grief and pain. Every cause you have for shame.
When your cares have buried you and there’s nothing left to do.
Carried on but your heart was tired, feared the worst and felt the fire.
We’ve given up on better days, there are memories we can’t erase.
We’ve come to fear what we can’t explain, there’s nothing here that can ease the pain.
Filled with all those anxious thoughts all your doubts became your god.
Lay it all down, at the feet of Jesus.”

What a great lyric for us to turn to when we are weary. There are countless days when we are overwhelmed by the weight of the world. There are times when the burdens that we carry seem too much for us to carry. Perhaps the reason for that is that they are indeed too great for us to carry. This is
why Jesus invites us to find rest in Him. In Matthew 11, Jesus invites his followers to “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart; and you will find rest. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

If you listen to this song again through the link below, you’ll quickly realize that the majority of this song is a repetition of the last few words above: “lay it all down at the feet of Jesus.” One of the greatest temptations we experience in our lives is the temptation to attempt to handle everything on our own. This is the pride of our hearts, attempting to convince us that we are capable and strong. Yet the Gospel says that we are weak and entirely dependent on Jesus. This is a truth that we must be constantly
reminded of and laying our burdens before the Lord is a practice that we must constantly do.

So may we be encouraged. The world is too heavy for our shoulders to carry, for our shoulders weren’t
created for that purpose, but our Lord holds the span of the universe in the palm of His hand. He is
willing and able to carry our burdens, so may we find rest in Him.
“So lay it all down at the feet of Jesus.”


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