Tuesday, July 31, 2007

God daily bears our burden

Time, once wasted it will turn from gold to ash." True enough. Everyone needs more time to do everything they wanted to do. We need time to accomplish the things we want to and strive harder. But have you ever thought of spending time with God even for just five minutes a day?

I want to share some words of wisdom i have learned in one of my time spent with God. I have read this in my daily devotional book entitled Today Counts by Dr. Harold Sala. Hope you will be able to give time for God who actually has the hold of our time here on earth. Read on

The barrier that keeps us from prayer is not whether we think God is strong enough to help us, but whether we are humble enough to bow the knee and admit that we need help. Many of us, however, distance ourselves from God, wondering if He could really be interested in us with our many imperfections.
David, a man whose triumphs and failures covered a vast spectrum, once cried out, "Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savoir, who daily bears our burdens" (Psalm 68:19).

But does God actually bear our burdens? And if so, what does that mean? It means that He cares about what is happening for you. The book of Hebrews tells us that nothing is hidden from Him and everything is seen by Him. Yes, He knows your faults. But He also knows the desires of your heart, your struggles to do right and the sensitivity that brings you to your knees when you fall.
God also works through friends to bear our burdens. Paul told the Galatians that they were to bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2). The Greek word that Paul used means to bear a heavy weight, or something difficult. It comes from the same root that means "to reach deep within something!" A real friend doesn’t let you get away with saying "Everything’s just fine!" when worry and turmoil are written in the lines of your face. He insists you tell him where you are hurting.

In another psalm David wrote, "Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall" (psalm 55:22). This means that you are the one who has to humbly bow and say, "Lord, I need Your help."


A! said...

Oh..prayers is my strength and my constant communication to HIM. I cannot end and start my day without thanking Him for all the blessings. Tks for the wisdom in these entry.

Lovelyn said...

Hi Ms. Ai,
Thanks for dropping by. Sure you can catch more of it every now and then... It's my food for the soul and want to share it to whoever wants it...

God Bless!