“Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, The God who is our salvation. Selah” (Psalms 68:19 NASB).
I’m a worrier.I don’t pace the floor or bite my nails, but I’m a worrier nonetheless. I internalize my worry in the same manner that I internalize anger or depression. I’ve been an introvert all my life, and I suppose I will always will be.
I’ve always thought of life’s struggles and inconveniences as my burden to bear.
We are constantly barraged with messages telling us that we need to be tough and self-sufficient. We are supposed to buck-up when faced with difficulties.
I don’t ever remember hearing my parents complain about life’s circumstances or noticing them worried about anything. That’s what parents do, right? But I think that we need to be reminded that, although we might be parents, we are still someone’s child. Someone still wants to shield us from the harshness of life, to hold us in loving arms and reassure us that everything will be alright.
Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it” (Luke 18:17 ESV). Yet we spend our whole lives trying to be “grown-ups”. Part of receiving the kingdom of God as a child is letting our Heavenly Father bear our burdens.
Of course you noticed that I began this post with a confession. It’s one thing to know what needs to be done; and it is a completely different thing altogether to do it. We all face challenges, a fact that will never change as long as we remain on this earth. When those challenges arise, we need to step back and remember that our Father “daily bears our burdens.”