Psalm 68:19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Saviour, who daily bears our burdens
Before reading this, I had never conceptualised the Lord carrying our burdens on a daily basis. He didn’t just carry them historically. He wants to carry them for you today. And tomorrow.
So the question I want to put to you is “Are you carrying anything today in your own strength that you really should be giving to Him, and allowing Him to carry it for you?”
This applies equally to “carrying” your assigned people whom you pastor. They are yours to carry, but in another sense they actually belong to God. When you feel burdened for them and what’s happening in their lives, find some precious minutes to lift them up in prayer, confident that God is carrying them. It’s a great outlet for the burden. If we can do ministry sustainably, we can do it for life, not just a short burst of a few crazy years.
God’s promise is that our burden will be “light” when we serve and follow Him (see Matthew 11:30).
So lighten your load today by giving it to God.