Casting Our Burdens On Him

Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall  never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 55:22

Sometimes in life we come to a point at which we just can’t go on.  We get burdened down with things and the weight becomes too much of a load for us to bear.  We come to the end of ourselves.  And when we come to the end of ourselves, we find Jesus there waiting for us to just trust in Him.  He stands there waiting for us to give Him our problems and our burdens. 

He is more than able to carry any burden that we may have.  He is ready and willing to take our burdens and help us and, as this Psalm says, “sustain us”.  But how often do we foolishly try to hang onto our burdens?  How often do we try to struggle through life in our own strength, all the while being crushed under a burden that we can not possibly hope to carry?  The Bible says in Matthew, “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest…”   I Peter 5:7 tells us that we are to be “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

We don’t have to go through life struggling under a load of sin or trouble.  We don’t have to go through life trying to carry our own problems and trials.  There is an answer, and it is a simple answer: give your problems and burdens to Him.  Don’t just give them to Him; cast them on Him.  Be rid of them.  He has offered to help us if we will only accept His offer.  Give Him your burdens and then rest in Him.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Ben, These are words of wisdom and peace. I love that thought: “Don’t just give them to Him; cast them on Him.” Peace, Linda

    Reply

    • Thank you, Linda. That is a lesson that I have been trying very hard to learn. Sometimes it’s hard to just let go of things and let God take care of them.
      God bless,
      Ben

      Reply

  2. Hi Ben . . .so thankful with you that we don’t have to carry the weight of all our problems around. When I read your post, I thought about our bushes in the winter, bowing under the weight of all the snow. I go out and try to help them, brooming the snow off them. It’s so hard to see people carrying around heavy burdens when we know there is someone who wants to carry it for them . . .Jesus! Thanks for sharing that with everyone today! 🙂 Blessings, deb

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    • I do the same thing to my bushes in the winter and it is a good picture of us- I had never thought of it that way before. I know that He wants me to give Him my burdens, but sometimes my flesh just wants to hang onto them. Pride, I suppose. I’ll have to work on that too!
      God bless,
      Ben

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