He Bears Our Burdens

May 11

He Bears Our Burdens

Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 68:19-27 | 1 Samuel 10:1-11:15 | John 6:43-71 | Proverbs 15:1-3

Today’s Scripture Focus:  Psalm 68:19-27

“Praise be the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves”(Psalm 68:19-20).

The old gospel song says it best: “What a friend we have in Jesus. All our sins and griefs to bear.  What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.”

We carry our burdens to our Lord and Savior who promises to daily bear our burdens.

Listen to his words of invitation:

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)  

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philip. 4:6-7 (NIV)  

We do not carry our burdens alone. We have a God and Savior who is there to help us bear our burdens daily. We have someone to turn to each and every day.

What burdens are you trying to carry on your own? Find the peace and rest of taking them to Jesus and leaving them there. He is our Lord and Savior. He is the one who daily bears our burdens; the God who saves.

Lord God, I am so tempted to carry around burdens that wear me down. Right now, I cast my burdens and concerns upon you. I know that you care and that there is rest in walking with you in the easy yoke. I receive your peace which guards my heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Help me to make this a daily practice. I cannot bear this burden alone, but you can, today and every day. Amen.

About pastorjeffsneighborhood

Born and raised in Minnesota, I have served in churches in Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon and California. I am a graduate of Crown College (MN) and George Fox Evangelical Seminary (OR). I have also done additional graduate studies in New Testament Studies at the Center for Advanced Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary (CA). I am also a graduate of the College of Prayer. Having served as the Academic Dean and Program Director at Horizon Institute of Los Angeles for several years, I have returned to the pastorate and serve as Pastor of Big Trees Community Bible Church in Arnold, CA.
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