“Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” Psalms 55:22
All of us have things weighing on our minds, especially during this time! I believe for most of us, our instinct is to carry that weight because we think we can work everything out ourselves, especially if we feel the slightest bit responsible for the situation.
What if, when we feel this weight from our burdens and are completely worn out, we remembered the promise that God has made to us? When we just can’t go on, He promises to step in and carry our burdens for us…we just have to ask!
I think sometimes, we look at this promise and think, “I know God loves me and He’s made this super nice offer to carry my burdens, but that can’t mean I should actually let him! How many times is He going to bail me out? If I just tried harder or was a better Christian, I could probably handle this all myself!” We think this because we’re seeing our situation only through our eyes and our motives and our abilities. We aren’t paying attention to who God is or what He’s trying to tell us!
God wants us to ask for his help. He finds great pleasure in caring for us. We should trust that the God of the universe does not make half-hearted gestures, especially to the creation He sent His own Son to die for. His love for us is greater than we could ever imagine. He wants a relationship with us and that requires trust. So when you find yourself drained, overwhelmed, stressed, or at your end…give it all to Him and trust He will give you what you need to make it through. After all, He promised!
“Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable.
He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who lacks might He increases power.
Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.”