Monday, September 19, 2011

Burdens


Burdens why do we try to bear them on our own?  Simple answer is; because we try to own thing that happens in our lives, it's human nature, it's living in sin, and it's not understanding how to let go and surrender it to the Lord.  It's not knowing how to forgive completely, it's putting all the pain we feel inside and keeping it inside, it's not letting go....

I often ask myself how can I let go of the burdens that I carry from day-to-day.  It's called surrendering during prayer, it's much harder than we think.  Because our human nature and mind constantly reminds of the issues that plague our lives.  Whether it's finance, relationships, illness, broken promises, children, parents, spouses, and not having the full faith and confidence in Jesus Christ is a burden that we put on ourselves.

I asked myself today what does God have to say about burdens and how to handle them and this is what I discovered.


  1. Deuteronomy 1:12
    But how can I bear your problems and your burdens and your disputes all by myself?
    Deuteronomy 1:11-13 (in Context) Deuteronomy 1 (Whole Chapter)
  2. Psalm 66:11
    You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs.
    Psalm 66:10-12 (in Context) Psalm 66 (Whole Chapter)
  3. Psalm 68:19
    Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.
    Psalm 68:18-20 (in Context) Psalm 68 (Whole Chapter)
  4. Psalm 73:5
    They are free from common human burdens; they are not plagued by human ills.
    Psalm 73:4-6 (in Context) Psalm 73 (Whole Chapter)
  5. Isaiah 9:4
    For as in the day of Midian’s defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor.
    Isaiah 9:3-5 (in Context) Isaiah 9 (Whole Chapter)
  6. Isaiah 46:1
    Gods of Babylon ] Bel bows down, Nebo stoops low; their idols are borne by beasts of burden. The images that are carried about are burdensome, a burden for the weary.
    Isaiah 46:1-3 (in Context) Isaiah 46 (Whole Chapter)
  7. Luke 11:46
    Jesus replied, “And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.
    Luke 11:45-47 (in Context) Luke 11 (Whole Chapter)
  8. Galatians 6:2
    Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
    Galatians 6:1-3 (in Context) Galatians 6 (Whole Chapter)
  9. 1 John 5:3
    In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
    1 John 5:2-4 (in Context) 1 John 5 (Whole Chapter)




God can be trusted with our anxieties and concerns. Here, we're invited to hand our worries and problems over to God, who can handle them better than we can. He'll never let you down. 
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