By Mark D. Roberts | Sunday, August 26, 2007
Cast your burden on the LORD,
and he will sustain you;
he will never permit
the righteous to be moved.
O Lord, what a welcome invitation! Not only am I set free from carrying my burden alone, but also my partner in burden-bearing is none other than the all-powerful Sovereign of the Universe. I couldn’t ask for a better helper!
Yet You do not usually take away my burden completely. Yes, You do lighten my load. Yet You continue to allow me – indeed, to call me – to carry my part. In this You sustain me, giving me the strength to keep on going. I a sense, we are partners in burden-bearing.
So, today, Lord, I’m casting these burdens on You . . . .
[Take time to share with the Lord those things that are heavy on your heart today.]
Jesus said, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-29)
Topics: Psalm 051-055 |