A large bridge needs many strong cables and cords to sustain it in the air. These cables help bear the weight of all who cross it. The cables don’t remove the weight that bridge must hold, they only offer enough support that the bridge is not damaged or weakened.
How many times do we get angry because God won’t remove uncomfortable or difficult situations from our lives? Scripture tells us that God wants us to cast our burdens upon Him so He can sustain us. To sustain means to provide what is needed to survive and to help bear the weight.
Have a problem in your life that’s too heavy to bear? Cast it upon the Lord! He will stretch out His loving arms and support you through your difficult time, providing strength to get you through!
“Cast thy burden upon the Lord , and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” – Psalms 55:22
Feeling alone in your trial? Some trials can be so difficult, they take your breath away. You tell yourself no one can understand, and are even convinced that people are “talking”. Often, when we are in the midst of a trial, we begin to pull away from our support system, believing no one really cares.
Don’t let the devil fool you into thinking you are alone! The Bible urges believers to help each other out in times of need. If you are pulling away from your brothers and sisters in Christ, you are robbing yourself from God’s blessing in your trial! If you are a child of God, you are never alone! There is a Christian brother or sister somewhere, waiting to help “carry” your load.
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together…” – Hebrews 10:25a
“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2