January 27, 2015

Devotional

LIGHTENING THE LOAD

There comes a time for each of us when we find ourselves bent low with the weight of life's burdens.

It may be spiritual conflicts one after another until, in desperation, we cry out to God for relief. Believing we cannot take another crisis, we become consumed with fear when that relief is not forthcoming.

Isn't it marvelous that God knows exactly how much we can bear, and never lets us be tried beyond what we can handle?

But tonight you may be saying, "But God already gave me more than I can bear!" My friend, it may seem that way now, but God has provided a way for you to lighten your load!

He tells us to give Him those burdens, the concerns that weigh us down, because He knows that they are too much for us to bear:

"Cast your burden upon the Lord (release the weight of it) and He will sustain you; He will never allow the (consistently) righteous to be moved—made to slip, fall or fail" (Psalm 55:22, TAB). He carries the weight, He tells us. He lightens our load!

Tell Him right now what you cannot handle and give it to Him. You may still have the problems, but He will show you new ways to handle it, or gently change the situation to relieve the pressure. However He chooses to do it, you can be assured that burdens given to Jesus will lighten your load.

Our Evening Prayer - Let's Pray Together...

God loves you and wants to answer your prayer. Say this prayer with me:

Father, tonight I give You each heavy burden (name them out loud). I know that You will show me how to resolve every situation, and I sleep peacefully in the knowledge that You have all of my confusion under Your control. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

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