In my Bible reading I came to this verse:
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee...."
I looked up the word "CAST".....
Webster defines it as: to cause to move or send forth by throwing
I then looked up the word "SUSTAIN".....
it is defined as: to give support or relief to also to keep up, to prolong
In other words, when I have a burden I should THROW it on Jesus, and HE will keep me going. He will give me support and relief. Sounds wonderful, doesn't it???? YES!!!!!!!!!!!
How many times have I prayed and GIVEN my burdens to the Lord, only to get up from my knees, PICK UP MY BURDEN and continue to carry it with me? I do this so often. I ask the Lord to bear the load, but I WON'T LET GO OF IT. How foolish I am. I get tired, overwhelmed and stressed because I won't allow God to do what He says He will do. Today, let us all purpose to cast our burdens on Jesus - give them to the Lord - and leave them there. Remember the hymn?
"Leave them there....Leave them there....
take your burdens to the Lord and leave them there....."
"Burden bearing" is a part of life, but today I have decided to not only take my burdens to the Lord, but I am also going to leave them there!!
(I have also decided to bookmark this post, because I KNOW I am going to need to remind myself of this almost daily!!!)
Have a great day!!