What You Should Do with Your Burdens
I’m reminded of God’s providence in a 1916 hymn by Charles A. Tindley:
Leave it there, leave it there,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there;
If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out—
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.
Trust is risky
At the start of this year, God inconvenienced me significantly. I was suddenly faced with the prospect of making a decision that would have huge impact on me personally and my family too. The future looked uncertain, for a moment.
I had to make a difficult choice: either trust God, take risk and move out of my comfort zone or stay with the easy option and be comfortable. Comfort is not necessarily a bad thing, right?
But I chose to be inconvenienced. I chose to risk. I chose to trust. I chose to walk into the unknown — with God leading the way. Trust can be daunting and scary. Trust is risky.
Trust is the only way
Risky? Yes. But rewarding.
The world tells us to find our way. The media says we’re in control but you know better that’s not true. We’re hardly ever in control. We need to trust. We need to lean on a Saviour — the Saviour.
Trust is the only way.
What you should do with your burdens
Tindley’s words reminded me of my dilemma and what I did with it — I took it to the Lord. Some burdens aren’t meant for human shoulders. They’re too big, too heavy for us. But they fit at Calvary. Leave it there!
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Take them to the Lord… and leave them there.
“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved” – Psalm 55:22.
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