The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Burdened?


Some days the load is mighty heavy! It is easy to be lost under its weight and size. For some of us the load is called sickness, for others finances, still others broken relationships, and still others grief. Whatever its name, the result is the same: a sense of unbearable weight that leaves us paralyzed. This human condition is not new to this century; it has been the story of the human race for millennia. Over 3,000 years ago the Psalmist wrote about his faith in a burden-bearing God:

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
   who daily bears our burdens. – Psalm 68:19

God is willing to bear our load. I have met many people whose lives are identified with their burden. They have become their burden. For these people it is hard to imagine a burden-free life. Here is the question: are we willing to give up our burn and let God bear it? – Ron Friesen

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