Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation.Psalm 68:19
In this wonderful Psalm David gives specific reasons for rejoicing in God: The sheer might of Yahweh, his victory and triumph over all the earth, and yet in all his power and splendour, his enduring love and faithfulness to his people. Verses 5 and 6 describes him as “Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.”
What burdens weigh you down today? Worries over the future security of your job? Your health, or the health of a loved one? The rising cost of living? These and many other issues are valid worries that plague us in every ‘corner’ of the world.
We were never promised a trouble-free life, but we do have a Father who knows what we need (Matthew 6:8) and who, as Psalm 68:19 says, “daily bears us up.”
Daily. Bears us up.
Daily — every single day of our lives Jesus bears the weight of our burdens (if we are willing to let go of our grip on on them). Bears us up — the Lord not only takes the heavy weight of our burdens, his mighty arms go around and under us —daily— and carry us as well. There’s only one thing we need to do from our side: daily hand it all over to him. Jesus himself invites us to do so:
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”Matthew 11:28-30
Give Jesus all your burdens today and let him carry them, and you. I know I’m going to!