Our Burden-Bearer

Psalm 68:15-19  

Mount Bashan, majestic mountain, Mount Bashan, rugged mountain, why gaze in envy, you rugged mountain, at the mountain where God chooses to reign, where the LORD himself will dwell forever? The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary. When you ascended on high, you took many captives; you received gifts from people, even from the rebellious —that you, LORD God, might dwell there. Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

In some stretches of life the burdens are weighty. Sickness, tests, treatments, and recovery produce a tangible load on our souls. Death and grief cloud our hearts and minds with a thick fog. Job loss shocks, then angers, then discourages. If the new job doesn’t come on our timeline, panic sets in. Challenges with children, strained relationships, delayed dreams, death of dreams, failures, sin…the list of heavy burdens is long.  

The weighty stretch becomes unbearable when we feel that the load must be carried alone. Each step is heavy. The heart is depleted of joy, energy, and desire to keep going.

But…”Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior”…we don’t have to carry the things that weigh down the soul! We don’t even have to share the load! We have One who carries every weighty concern. We have One who relieves the pressures, takes away the guilt, infuses courage, and gently blows away the fog of grief. He restores a sense of real joy to the broken heart. God our Savior is the One who “daily bears our burdens”!

Dear Father, thank You for Your constant presence and help. Thank You for carrying my burdens today…and tomorrow. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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