Sometimes our burdens seem more than we can bear, and we wonder how we can go on.
We all carry some type of burden, whether it’s the heavy burden of sin, the burden of not being able to handle the concerns, problems, worries that life throws at us, the burden of excessive demands of religious leaders, the burden of oppression and persecution, or the burden of weariness in the search for God.
Yes, when we are burdened or mistreated, we may feel defeated, but we don’t have to be defeated. God can help us carry burdens!
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
1 Peter 5:7 NLT
Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.
Psalm 55:22 NLT
“The LORD hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles.  The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.  The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time.”
Psalm 34:17-19 NLT
“The LORD helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads.”
Psalm 145:14 NLT
I would like you to read Psalm 145 in your Bible and you will see that God is able to lift us up because His greatness is unfathomable (verse 3); He does mighty acts across many generations (verse 4); He is full of glorious splendor and majesty (verse 5); He does wonderful and awesome works (verses 5-6); He is righteous (verse 7); He is gracious, compassionate, patient, and loving (verses 8-9); He rules over an everlasting kingdom (verse 13); He is the source of all our daily needs (verses 15-16); He is righteous and loving in all his dealings (verse 17); He remains near to those who call on him (verse 18); and He hears our cries and saves us (verses19-20).
Folks, if you are bending under a burden and feel that you are about to fall, turn to God for help. He is ready to lift you up and bear your burden. Be true to God in the hard times, even the worst situations can make us stronger and develop qualities in us that will prepare us for the future. Always remember that a relationship with God changes meaningless, wearisome toil into spiritual productivity and purpose.
I’ll leave you with these words “May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.”