Trust in the one who lifts burdens
Lord, how they have increased who trouble me (read Psalm 3:1)! There are plenty of worries that can weight us down. But as we release them into God’s strong hands, He will help us through our trails.
Thank you. Lord, that we do not have to be weighed down by worry. Help us to place our concerns in your care so that we do not fear tomorrow. Worry is a burden that God Almighty never meant for us to bear.
Every time criticism comes our way, we stand at a crossroads of possibilities for good or evil. We can either embrace correction and grow up or reject it and start down the slippery slope described in (2 Timothy 4).
We cannot afford to “turn away our ears,” even when our critics are immature, ignorant, or evil. Remember, if God spoke through Balaam’s donkey (read Numbers 22:28). he can speak through anyone. Be mindful to keep your ears open to God’s voice, regardless of the form it may come in. Amen.
Lord, I admit that it is easy to be consumed with my own wants and needs. Thank you that you showed us how to be concerned for others, too. Help me to follow your example in caring for others. caring for the burdens of others help us to forget about our own.
Brothers and sisters, when you were saved, Jesus Christ moved in and Satan moved out, because Jesus Christ won’t live in a duplex with the Devil. When you face a problem that drains your energy, get (alone) with the Lord and give it to him. Entrust it to him in a conscious act of faith. Wait on his resolution in hopeful faith. You’ll be amazed at how you’re inwardly strengthened by the process. That’s renewable energy that works! Brothers remember, when a man has no strength, if he leans on God Almighty, he becomes powerful.
Good things, such as health, talent, and money - I can present to God Almighty as offerings to serve his purposes. And bad things, disability, poverty, family dysfunction, failure - can be “redeemed” as the very instruments that drive me to God Almighty. Father,
I am grateful that in all of life, your purposes are being accomplished. May I learn to have open hands - to accept whatever you give to me and whatever You take from me. Help me to trust your heart. When we cannot see God’s hand, we can trust hs heart. Did you get that?
Wayne Robert Scott Sr., Petersburg