Thursday, April 28, 2011

Put It Down!

A farmer was walking down a long, winding mountain road in Mexico carrying a heavy sack. Without realizing it, a man with a mule-drawn wagon was suddenly beside him and offered him a ride. He climbed on the back of the wagon and breathed a long sigh of relief.

After traveling for some time, the man driving the wagon turned around, and to his amazement, the man was still holding his sack. “Why don’t you drop it next to you?” asked the wagon driver.

“Oh no,” came the reply. “You are kind enough to carry me. You do not have to carry my load as well.”

Many of us are like that man. God pleads with us to give Him our burdens. Yet, we needlessly and continuously carry them rather than setting them down. We say that we trust Him and talk of turning to Him in times of need, but we refuse to “let go and let God” do what He wants to do: completely take the weight from our shoulders and place it in His loving, caring arms.

If we can trust Him for our salvation, surely we can trust Him with every care or concern we have. Most assuredly, His strength will sustain us, always.

Prayer: Lord, help us to be willing to believe that You are able to relieve us of life’s burdens if we truly trust You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

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