Eternal Burdens

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Burdens.  We all have them.  

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

12 thoughts on “Eternal Burdens

  1. “Our burdens are real, but they are temporal.” Amen! As the apostle Paul said, “Our blessings from God (especially in heaven) far outweigh the burdens here on earth. There is an old hymn I love that says, 🎶“Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.” 🎶 Your post has me singing it again tonight! Blessings.

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  2. As I read this, the song that was on my heart was “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”. No matter what troubles we face in this life, may we be reminded that God will never give us more than we can bear. God is with us. May we learn to cast all our cares unto Him. Matthew 11:28-30 🙏🏿

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  3. It is so important to give our worries and cares to God and then to leave the worries with Him. I join you in praying for churches, for revival, spreading compassion, and sharing His Word. Blessings!🌺

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  4. Amen. Thank you for your message. We surely do need to pray for the eternal needs of the church and the Kingdom. Merry Christmas to you. May you be filled with His eternal peace and deep joy in the miracle of Christmas. x

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  5. I love this! I really appreciate how you distinguished between burdens we are to give to God and those that He wants us to carry for others. It really makes me think and makes me desire to be sure I’m bearing the right burdens, and leaving the others with God. Thank you, Deb, and a very Happy New Year to you!

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