Cast your burden on Jesus
Recently, my husband and I enjoyed four of our five grandchildren for our annual “GG” (Grandparent) camp. It is a time set aside to learn from God’s Word, sing memory verses, do crafts, worship, share adventures together, laugh and play. My husband and I enjoy this time to read to them before bed and pray. It is an exhausting couple days, but extremely rewarding.
Throughout the week with these little ones, we found ourselves being asked to lift up and carry one of our grandchildren. Sometimes my husband would carry one on his shoulders or other times, one of them would say “I need a hug,” code word for please carry me, I am tired and overwhelmed by the number of people around me.
Throughout this time with these little ones, I am reminded of this scripture from Psalm 55:22 that says “Cast your burden on the Lord [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail).”
I am reminded that just as these little ones are quick to run to one of us for help, how much more does God want us to run to him. I thought of the verse Proverbs 18:10 that says “The Lord is a mighty tower where his people can run for safety.”
If we are not careful, we can become discouraged and bogged down in life’s cares. We can get so distracted on the problems that we might overlook who is by our side, promising to never leave us without support, nor relax His hold on us. (Hebrews 13:5).
Our Heavenly Father wants to hold up. He cares for us and 1 Peter 5:7 says “Let him have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.”
God is both able and willing to be our strength and support, to take everything that threatens to overwhelm us. So, each day, take it one step at a time.
Pray for God’s Word to guide you. Seek Him when the problems, worries, and anxieties of life come along. Draw near to Him. Give Him all your burdens and allow Him to sustain you and carry you along when you are overwhelmed.
For His Kingdom,