Saturday, April 12, 2014

Place Your Burden in the Hands of Almighty God

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.  Psalm 55:22

Do you have a burden today?  What will you choose to do with your burden?  You can drag it around with you and allow it to weigh you down physically and spiritually or you can give it to the one who truly cares for you – Jesus Christ, your Savior and LORD. 

There may be many reasons that you choose not to release your burden into the hands of Almighty God.  You may have trust issues, control issues, or issues with pride.  You are missing Heavenly blessings when you choose not to release your burdens into the hands of Jesus.  In addition, you are forfeiting a sense of relief and peace when not allowing your Savior and LORD to take your burden upon Himself. 

When we refuse to give our burdens to our LORD, we are ultimately saying that we do not trust Him with our lives and the circumstances in our lives.  We can verbally proclaim our trust in Jesus, but do we demonstrate our trust with our actions?  It takes humility to admit that we have a burden which is weighing heavily on our souls.  Carry your burdens – your worries, stresses, and struggles – to the Savior of your soul.  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you – 1 Peter 5:7.  How much does Jesus care for you?  He gave His life so that you can have eternal life, if you accept His gift of salvation. 

Another reason why we may find it difficult to release our burdens to our LORD is because we question His love for us.  God demonstrated His love for us.  But God demonstrates his love for us in this:  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us – Romans 5:8.  God loved us even before we turned to Him and accepted Him as our Savior and LORD.  God promises us in His Word that He will always love us.  Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the LORD, who has compassion on you – Isaiah 54:10.  Read God’s Word an allow His loving words to reassure your questioning soul.  God reveals His love to us every day.  As children of God, we must open our spiritual eyes and see the demonstration of our Heavenly Father’s love for us. 

Releasing our burdens into the hands of our Heavenly Father does not mean that we will not encounter difficulties.  It does mean that God will provide us with His comfort, peace, and direction as we continue on our journey toward our Heavenly home.  God will provide us with hope which will empower us to persevere. 

When we release our burdens into the hands of Almighty God, we can rest in Him and trust in Him.  No matter how large or small your burden, release it to your Heavenly Father and trust Him completely.  We find true rest, in the shadow of the Almighty, when we completely trust our LORD.  Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” – Psalm 91:1-2.  Release your burden to the LORD and rest in His soothing grace.  Entrusting your burden to God demonstrates that you have complete faith in knowing that He is in control.  Choose to believe God is who He says He is and choose to believe that He loves you and desires to bless you.  It is you that must make the decision to place your burden into the hands of Almighty God.  No one is capable of making the decision for you.  I encourage you today to put your burden down and rest in the LORD. 

Trust in God’s faithfulness and the love He has for you.  Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” – Lamentations 3:22-23.

Dear Heavenly Father, increase our faith in You.  Help us to release our burden into Your mighty hands, gracious LORD.  Thank You for Your mercy and grace which You bestow upon us.  Please forgive our lack of faith and trust.  In Jesus Holy Name I Pray…..Amen. 



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