Encouragement For the Weary Soul

No matter how strong we think we are, or how knowledgeable we might be, we are not equipped to carry our own burdens. Too often, we look at our victories and are tempted to take the credit for the success, rather than giving God the glory due Him and the praise for moving on our behalf.

God is the expert at solving our problems, so why not take them to Him in prayer? There is no problem that He cannot solve or burden that He cannot carry. I Peter 5: 7 says, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.” This is not only a gracious invitation to the doorway of freedom, but a privilege to gladly accept the invitation without hesitation. As the lyrics of an old hymn remind us: “Oh! What a privilege it is to carry everything to God in prayer”.

It’s liberating to know that we can give All our burdens, All of our worries, All of our cares, All of our problems, to the One who cares. The word, “all”, in this context, simply means completely, entirely and without reservation, trusting that God can do all things, and do all things well.

What a wonderful privilege we also see in Psalm 55: 22, “Cast your cares upon the Lord and He will sustain you. He will never let the righteous be shaken”. God’s promises are unfailing!

Pastor R. Mario Howell

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