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New Life Daily Devotion - Aug. 25, 2009

  • 2009 Aug 25
  • COMMENTS

Sharing Your Burdens with God 

If God is for us, who can be against us? 
Romans 8:31 NKJV

The Bible promises this: tough times are temporary but God’s love is not—God’s love endures forever. So what does that mean to you? Just this: From time to time, everybody faces hardships and disappointments, and so will you. And when tough times arrive, God always stands ready to protect you and to heal you. Your task is straightforward: you must share your burdens with Him.

As Corrie ten Boom observed, “Any concern that is too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.”  Those are comforting words, especially in these difficult days.

Whatever the size of your challenges, God is big enough to handle them. Ask for His help today, with faith and with fervor. Instead of turning things over in your mind, turn them over to God in prayer. Instead of worrying about your next decision, ask God to lead the way. Cast your burdens upon the One who cannot be shaken, and rest assured that He always hears your prayers. 

We are not called to be burden-bearers, but cross-bearers and light-bearers. We must cast our burdens on the Lord. 
Corrie ten Boom

When you’re enjoying the fulfillment and fellowship that inevitably accompanies authentic service, ministry is a joy. Instead of exhausting you, it energizes you; instead of burnout, you experience blessing. 
Bill Hybels

God knows what each of us is dealing with. He knows our pressures. He knows our conflicts. And, He has made a provision for each and every one of them. That provision is Himself in the person of the Holy Spirit, dwelling in us and empowering us to respond rightly. 
Kay Arthur

No matter what we are going through, no matter how long the waiting for answers, of one thing we may be sure. God is faithful. He keeps His promises. What He starts, He finishes . . . including His perfect work in us. 
Gloria Gaither

Today’s Prayer

Dear Lord, whatever “it” is, You can handle it! Let me turn to You when I am burdened and when I am worried. You are my loving Father, and I will always trust You. Amen. 

 
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