We as a family enjoy watching a British sitcom called ‘The Fawlty Towers.’ I must say it took me a few times to watch each series to fully understand the dry British humour, still is a funny setting. There is a part in the series called ‘The Builders’ in which the hotel run by Basel and Sybil Fawlty is undergoing renovations. Basel is a penny-pincher and hires cheap labour ( hiding it from his wife who believes that renovation must be carried out by professionals ) to do the work. That ends up in disaster and endangers the hotel walls to collapse. The problem is that the cheap builders have used a wooden lintel ( which can give way anytime) to secure a ‘load-bearing wall’ instead of a concrete one.
Our efforts to carry our burdens can be like that wooden lintel, that might hold us for a while but soon the weight will push us to exhaustion and collapse.
Life has its ways of adding heavy bricks and mortar upon us making our daily loads heavy and crushing. But the Word of God, stronger than any wooden or cement structure, upholds us and keeps us from collapsing daily. We can confidently and constantly depend on Him.
( See 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, Matthew 11:28-30, Philippians 4:13)