The Heavy Lifting Is His


There are things you were never meant to carry. In fact, there are a whole lot of things you were never meant to carry. Let’s take that a step further. Daddy God doesn’t mean for you to carry any heavy burdens whatsoever. That’s why He invites us:

“Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken” (Ps. 55:22, NASB).

It’s quite simple, really. You are finite. He is infinite. You are small. He is immense. He means to carry absolutely everything for you. He wants you to leave all the heavy lifting to Him.

The posture He is inviting us to adopt is amazingly freeing. Consider this description of it: “O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; nor do I involve myself in great matters, or in things too difficult for me” (Ps. 131:1, NASB).

In the life that He is inviting us into, we wholeheartedly recognize that we don’t have to manage the “great matters” of life. He will do so for us. What are these great matters? They are all the things that are too big for us to carry:

  • Our family’s safety
  • Whether our kids serve Jesus
  • Our health
  • Our financial security
  • Where our world is headed
  • Who wins the elections
  • Our future happiness

I could go on. But you get the idea. This list includes any of those things that it would be tempting to stay up at night and worry about. The things that you have no control over. Those are the “great matters.” Instead of carrying them, we get to be like the little child the next verse describes:

“Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me” (v. 2, NKJV).

A weaned child is one who has been fully satisfied, and learned to deeply trust. The child has “no thought for the ‘morrow.” He has not even one fleeting doubt that he will be always cared for. His head is peacefully nestled into his mother’s neck in absolute, contented abandon.

Let’s nestle in like that. Let’s calm and quiet our souls in the knowledge that our infinitely immense and loving God is going to carry everything. If you’ve been carrying a burden, cast it on Him right now. Surrender to Him all the heavy lifting.

Yes, He will sustain you. His ability to manage those “great matters” is breathtaking. Let it all go to Him even now. He will never let you be shaken.


When you release your burdens to Jesus, what does that look like for you? How would you describe the experience?

12 thoughts on “The Heavy Lifting Is His

  1. Great post Jenn, thank you! The feeling of giving things up for God to carry for me manifest themselves in several ways. Most usually I get a sense of relief, the burden I have been vainly attempting to tote through my day is lifted and His peace refreshes my heart, mind and soul. Still at others times comes the assurance that giving over that which is too heavy for me alone is pleasing to Daddy God. My obedience and humble admission of my need are blessed by the Lord with that sense of peace that truly surpasses my understanding.

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  2. Thank you for this wonderful reminder that there are MANY things we were never meant to carry. I woke up with a heavy heart and was meant to stop here and read and be so refreshed!! Blessings dear one!


  3. A great question. When I lay my burden down to Jesus, I release all the worry about whether what I write will be worth anyone’s time to read. I write from my heart, and make music that expresses how I feel about the world around us, and how we are not treating it as well as we need to. I am able to be in God’s presence and know this is the best place to be.

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    1. Thank you for this insight. I need to do this more and more too. For me, especially in the area of my podcast. It’s been a walk of faith in which it’s easy to question the value of it, and I keep learning to release that to Him. I am encouraged by your sharing 🙂

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