Burdens to Blessings


Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22

When laborers bear a load, they feel a physical burden lasting for a while, and upon relaxation, the pain subsides. Yet, heartaches, mental trauma, and enduring challenges resist easy release. Memories of a loved one’s loss, physical separation, divorce, lack of daily needs, and financial struggles carry more emotional weight than physical. Each day unfolds with its own unique challenges, yet, upon waking, hope persists for a better day amid pain and struggles.

In physical labor, we employ levers, utilizing principles of physics to alleviate strain. A cart with wheels, cycling, a motorcycle, or public transport reduces friction and stress. However, in our lives, who shoulders our burdens and carries our loads? God Almighty assures, “You have me, the Holy Spirit, your comforter; He shall lift us up.” Recall the instance when disciples couldn’t heal a demon-possessed child. The father turned to Jesus, ready to lift the burden and restore the child after casting out the demon. God’s condition of love is simple: trust Him, believe in Him, and entrust Him with our burdens, for His yoke is easy.

Furthermore, He sustains us—physically, with healing; mentally, with peace and grace; financially, with promises of prosperity without sorrow. He cares daily, every moment, but we, burdened with sins, must approach Him for help, cleansing, and, importantly, gratitude in every situation. For pastors, He imparts revelation; worship leaders receive melodic inspiration; PG coaches find encouragement; students glimpse a promising future; office-goers anticipate work promotions; businessmen and women cultivate fruitful relationships; stay-at-home parents receive sustaining grace; the young exude enthusiasm; teenagers generate creative ideas; and bachelors seek a God-fearing and lovely partner.

In conclusion, we are made righteous in Christ, and He “never permits” His righteous ones to be moved. While situations strive to unsettle us, God prevails through His word, grace, mercy, and, above all, His enduring love. The journey may be challenging, but anchored in Him, we remain steadfast.

“If you can’t fly, then run, If you can’t run, then walk, If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”

Martin Luther King Jr

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