Along the way, they came across a man named Simon, who was from Cyrene, and the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus’ cross (Matthew 27:32).
On the road to the place of the crucifixion, Jesus was forced to carry His own cross. But He had been so badly beaten that He was physically unable to carry it the whole way. He fell down under the weight of the cross. So the soldiers recruited a man from the crowd to help Jesus with the heaviness of the load.
We all become weak at some point in our lives and are not at 100%. Sometimes the cross we’re carrying can be extremely heavy. The enemy is quick to point out your weakness. He wants to remind you when every day is not the best day. When you don’t stay in faith every minute, or when you fail to keep your joy and peace, the enemy is the first to remind you. He is always on his job. The accusation will be, “You’re not strong enough.” He’s telling you the truth, but his purpose is to stagnate, immobilize, and humiliate you. He wants you to feel defeated and quit.
When you feel that your circumstances are to heavy for you to carry and you are tempted to give up, just remember, even Jesus fell down under the weight of His cross. A stranger by the name of Simon came and helped Him carry it. God will always send somebody across your path to be there for you in the time of your greatest need. Maybe today it’s this Blog and Jesus’ example telling you, “You can make it. Your best days are ahead of you.” The enemy may be telling you that you have lost your victory. You’re never going to amount to anything. You don’t have what it takes.” But God is saying, “I know what it feels like to fall down. I’ve been there. Just get back up again. Don’t give up.” Victory is coming!