Father God, You care so much for each of us and Your Word is always inspirational, encouraging, and insightful. May we start today by lifting up those around us – may we be more uninhibited in our prayer time for the things that Holy Spirit puts on our hearts and minds. We at GAHF lift each reader up today and this week and ask that You Father would continually fill all of our readers and their loved ones with knowledge of Your will through all wisdom and understanding – and Holy Spirit we thank You for giving us what we need when we need it as You go before us today and this week helping us to walk in Your fruit and show love and mercy to those around us understanding that what we reap, we sow and as we pray Your will, we ask Lord for grace to put others before ourselves and to love as much as we possibly can today for today is what You have given us. Thank You Lord – IN Jesus the matchless name above all name, Amen.
November 17, 2017
“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens” (Psalm 68:19).
Believers in Jesus have the Lord who daily bears their burdens. He is a Savior who is not crushed by back breaking circumstances. He reinforces the tentative trust of those under the weighty issues of wealth, sickness, leadership responsibilities, and becoming single again. Yes, a burden becomes too much to bear when it is managed alone. This silent suffering is soul abuse. But in Christ we have the righteous and resilient resources of heaven to persevere through pain.
Therefore, make sure to engage the eternal grace of God to get you through temporary trials. You do not have to fake it to make it because faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Master will give you the godly gumption to get through. Partner with the Holy Spirit to lift from your fleshly shoulders any feelings of doubt, false guilt or the fantasy of living a problem free life. He who lifted your sin burden at salvation remains a strong burden bearer today. God supports you daily.
“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken” (Psalm 55:22).
Just as a nurse cuddles and carries a newborn, so your Heavenly Father cradles you in His sustaining care. Any back and forth movement you may feel against your faith is the soothing rock of your comforting Savior, Christ Jesus. When He holds you close to His breast, you can rest in Him. Resist fear’s desire to pull away and flee from the palpable peace of God. A soul snuggled against the chest of deity will not be shaken. What He holds close, He keeps secure!
Hallelujah, praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior who daily bears our burdens. We praise Him in the morning, we praise Him in the noontime and we praise Him in the evening for removing our anxieties with His loving lift of compassion. Because He is our burden bearer we are freed to help carry the burdens of those stuck in sin or beat down from life’s challenges. What a joy divine to be Jesus to someone who needs to see Jesus. Thank your Burden Bearer, Jesus Christ!
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2).
Related Readings: Psalm 81:16; Isaiah 9:4, 10:27, 46:4; Matthew 11:28-30; 1 John 2:6
Boyd Bailey (www.wisdomhunters.com)