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Cast Your Burden Upon The LORD

April 28, 2010

Cast Your Burden Upon The LORD

We all have things in life that are a burden of sorts.     Everyone’s burden is personal and is a problem they cannot solve by themselves.     Everything is outside of one’s control.     Since we have absolutely no power to make things happen the way we want them to happen, we can be filled with anxiety and feel weighed down.     King David had more than his share of really big troubles, and he sang in Psalm 55:22,

Cast your burden upon the LORD, and He will sustain you;   
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.

There is only One that can make a difference in the burdens we carry in this life.     Only the LORD is able to carry our burdens and sustain us at the same time.     The LORD may continue to test our faith by allowing the problem to remain for awhile, but when we put our faith in the LORD and put our burdens on Him, He will give us a constant strength, faith, hope, and love that will not be shaken.     God is faithful in causing all things to work for our good in the end when we are faithful to Him alone.

Isaiah speaks of the great depths of God’s love for each of us.     That love was proven as Jesus, the Son of God, suffered and died for our sins.     Isaiah 53:4 foretells Jesus’ suffering and lets us know that all His suffering was for us.    It says,

Surely our griefs He Himself bore,   
And our sorrows He carried;   
Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,   
Smitten of God,  and afflicted.

As Jesus suffered, some people assumed He was suffering because God was punishing Him for something He did.     That was not the case at all.     All that Jesus suffered was a consequence of carrying our sins, sorrows and griefs.     Jesus was sinless, so there was nothing He could have been justly punished for.     Jesus’ suffering for our sake was foretold by Isaiah  740 years before Jesus actually suffered and died.     That’s something to think about.     It is proof that our sins really were all laid on Jesus.

Seeing here in Isaiah how God’s word comes true over hundreds and thousands of years, we have good reason to cast our burdens upon the LORD.     We should not be too proud to go to the Lord and admit our weaknesses and sins as we struggle under our loads of sin.     God wants to carry our burdens.     1 Peter 5:6-7 pleads with us all,

Humble yourselves,  therefore,  under the mighty hand of God,  that He may exalt you at the proper time,  casting all your anxiety upon Him,  because He cares for you.

That is the gist of the whole Bible.     God cares for you.     God will not help the proud and arrogant person with the special spiritual blessings of His love, support, and forgiveness.     But, for all those who humbly repent of their sins and put their trust in God, the Lord’s mighty hand will exalt them at the proper time.     Wait upon the Lord and confidently look for His mercy.

As we walk with the Lord and trust in His proven word, we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord, thank You for faithfully caring for me and carrying all my burdens.     It is so good to rest in Your everlasting love.”

Love,  
Margaret

A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and King of kings…

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