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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, saw that 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 farmer with the sack. God pleads with us to give Him our burdens. Yet, we needlessly and continuously carry them on our backs rather than setting them down at His feet. 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 hands.
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 the words of Your disciple, “Help our unbelief!” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Psalm 55:22 Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.