~Psalm 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
~Matt 11:28-30 Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.
How compassionate is our Lord, Jesus Christ!!! He knows us so well and He knows that His creation needs help in carrying the heavy burdens of this world! Do you rely on Him to carry your burdens? Look at today’s beautiful picture taken by my friend Connie. Does this bird worry about what he is going to eat? The Lord provides food for the birds, how much more does He desire to help us with our burdens? (Luke 12:7)
It is so hard to trust but we should be able to trust the Lord without doubt – knowing that He will take care of us. We are instructed in the Scriptures to commit our ways to the Lord and trust Him to take care of them.
~Psalm 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass.
As we commit our ways and trust the Lord, our thought life will form a foundation of trust. We won’t worry – we won’t be anxious – we will automatically know that the Lord is taking care of things!
~Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Here are more verses which will, hopefully, encourage you today to commit and trust in the Lord:
~Matthew 6:25-34 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, [shall he] not much more [clothe] you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof.
~Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
~1 Timothy 6:6-8 But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into [this] world, [and it is] certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
~1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
I pray that these verses were an encouragement to your heart today! God does not want His children to be carrying burdens. He desires to do this for us!
The picture above was taken by a sweet Christian lady, Connie Wentworth and used here with her permission. Her pictures are mostly taken in the State of Maine and depict God’s glorious creation! Thank you, Connie, for allowing me this opportunity to use your work!