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Cast Your Burden Upon the LORD

December 26, 2016

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Post 2012 12 27 Nativity

Cast Your Burden Upon the LORD

As we see all sorts  of people  around us,  we need to realize  that they are all carrying burdens  of some sort  or another.     Their “burden” could be financial,  health,  family,  or sin related.     No one is problem free  —  and we all have a sin problem  that will condemn us  for eternity.     Knowing that,  our sin problems weigh us down  like a heavy “burden”  that we can’t get rid of.

When King David was deeply bothered  by his sins,  he wrote  in Psalm 38:4,

For my iniquities  are gone  over my head;
As a heavy burden  they weigh too much  for me.

David was called a man after God’s own heart.   ( 1 Samuel 13:14 )      God loved David  because he admitted his sins  and humbly went to God  for forgiveness.     In other words,  David let God carry the “burden”  of his sins  because only God is able  to forgive all our sins.     That is why David wrote  in Psalm 55:22,

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

God calls all those  who believe  and trust  in Him  “righteous”.     In spite of his sins,  David was considered “righteous” because of his faith  in God’s love  and mercy.     David’s faith freed him  from the “burden”  of all his sins.     Freed,  he could sing  in Psalm 68:19,

Blessed be the Lord,  who daily bears  our burden,
The God  who is  our salvation.

When God washes away all  of our sins  in the shed blood  of Christ,  He saves us  from the eternal consequences  of sin  —  that’s “salvation”.     Jesus paid  for all our sins  on the cross.     By faith,  we no longer have to pay  the consequences  of our sins.     That’s why we celebrate Christ’s birth.     He carries our burden of sin  —  and only asks us  to carry the light “burden”  of faith  in Him.

Gladly believing  in Jesus’ almighty power  to forgive,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You  for humbly condescending  to be born  and die  to pay  for our sins.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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