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:
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:
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?