This morning, I was thinking about some of the cares that I carry around. Cares that God has told me to give to Him.
Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. Psalm 55:2
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7
In addition to leaving our temporal burdens with God, the Bible opens our eyes to eternal burdens we are to carry.
“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way, obey the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2.
To illustrate the idea of bearing another’s burdens, picture a man staggering beneath a heavy load of grain. He must somehow get this grain home to his family, but he is about to crumble beneath its weight. A brother sees his distress and rushes to his aid, lifting a part of the burden and easing its weight. Although the supportive one does not assume the whole load, his help allows the struggling one to carry on to his destination.
“Then, besides all this, I have the daily burden of my concern for all the churches.” 2 Corinthians 11:28
Pray for your church and for your spiritual leaders. Paul was imprisoned, whipped, faced death, stoned, shipwrecked, faced danger, endured many sleepless nights, hungry, thirsty, cold, and on top of that, carried a daily burden for all the churches.
“For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” Luke 19:10
Jesus was on a mission. He had a purpose that He intentionally fulfilled. Christ’s time on earth was to fulfill God’s plan of saving the lost.
Our burdens are real, but they are temporal. Pray and ask God to give you a burden for others, the church, and the lost. His burdens have eternal value.
Great is God’s Faithfulness, Deb