Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What We Can Bear

Psalm 55:22
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

What We Can Bear

It's not unusal for people to say good things that aren't actually in the Word. One that comes to mind is 'God helps those who help themselves.' Nice thought, but it isn't scriptual. I've always heard that saying, that God never puts more on us than we can bear. To be honest, I've never found that passage. Not saying it isn't there...just saying I don't know (yet) where it is. What IS scriptual is that the Lord willingly bears our burden.

It may in fact be true (and I welcome the reference) that the Lord never gives us more than we can bear. But we do it to ourselves. We take on more than we are equipt to handle all the time. Furthermore, if we are believers in Christ, we have a sworn enemy who would like nothing more than to watch us be consummed to the point of death with the cares of this world. You don't have to be very old to know that living will bring unbearable burdens.

But Jesus said that His burden was bearable. (Matthew 11:30)

We are spiritual beings when we're born again. This weekend, at our anniversary services, the evangelist talked about this new state of ours. It only stands to reason that the weapons formed against us would be spiritual too. They just manifest sometimes in the physical.

Friend, take an inventory. Are you heavy laden with cares? Do you have a smorgasboard of debt, family, job, school, health issues weighing you down? Does it sometimes seem like you're back is about to break with what you're carrying?

If so, then cast your burden to Jesus. He spread His arms out wide and is ready and willing to carry them. He even had His hands nailed to a tree to ensure they'd stay up under the weight. Just take His burden instead. It's light. But, you have to put on a yoke to pull it. That yoke keeps us in His path. It sort of insures that He does the driving. That's the catch, if you're looking for one. His burden, His will.

But its nice to feel light again. Trust me. I know.

We'd happily yoke up with you at Fellowship. We're walking the same way.

Matthew 11:28-30
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 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.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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Fellowship Church
Where Passions Become Reality
Because You Are a Chosen Generation
455 Highway 138 W, STE C
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Alton Watkins, Pastor