Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Psalm 8:19
Every day people have things to deal with. There is a job to go to, bills to pay, things to repair, food to purchase and cook, children to take care of, and much more. Each and every one of these things can become a burden to someone who really does not want to do it, or does not know how to carry it.
Carrying something becomes much harder when one does not want to do it, but it is still difficult, even when one wants to deal with it, but does not know how. There are many things in life that are difficult and people don’t know how to deal with it or are just unable to with what they have.
David gives praise to God because he knows that God is carrying his burdens everyday. He encourages others to praise God for the same reason.
Since God is the creator of the universe, there is nothing so heavy or difficult that He cannot carry. He is able to deal with any and every situation that each and every person has, no matter how big it is.
The challenge is that most people do not want to give up their burden. They want to hold it themselves and get crushed under the load. Giving up the burden to God, allows one to really live for God. It releases the pressure and weight upon the person.
When a person no longer has the weight of this world and its struggles, it gives him the ability to praise God more and be His witness to this world. One can begin to sing, shout, and dance before God giving Him praise, because his hands are empty from carrying a heavy load.
Let go of the burdens you are carrying and give them to God to carry. God will give you a light load to carry–live for Him and be His witness as you praise Him.
You do not have to worry about provision or safety or anything else, when you put it all into God’s hands and follow Him. He will take care of you and meet all of your needs in the perfect timing.
The world does not see or know this, so they get crushed under heavy loads. Release it and praise God today for what He is doing for you.
I pray today that God will reveal His strength to you; that you will see God’s provision for your life; that you will trust God with all of your heavy loads; and that you will give God praise for carrying you and your burdens each day.