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Cast Your Burden Upon the LORD

July 26, 2018

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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

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

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This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

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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