Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.
Psalm 68:19 NIV
God Will Carry Your Burdens
Budget deficits and increasing debt have become serious fiscal challenges facing the federal and many provincial governments recently. Since 2007/08, combined federal and provincial net debt (inflation-adjusted) has roughly doubled from $1.1 trillion to a projected $2.1 trillion in 2022/23. This is putting an increasing burden on the average taxpayer as interest payments are a major consequence of debt accumulation. Governments must make interest payments on their debt similar to households that must pay interest on borrowing related to mortgages, vehicles, or credit card spending.
Financial burdens aren’t the only burdens we carry – most of us carry concerns over family members, or health issues, pressures at work, or our own willfulness and sin. Sometimes it all gets overwhelming, and we run out of hope. When God created the world, perfect in every way and without sin, it was never His plan for men and women to carry the kinds of burdens that we do. Because He loves us, He is willing to carry our burdens if we will invite Him to. King David, who carried the burden of the entire nation of Israel, understood the blessing of allowing God to carry his burdens. In Psalm 68:19 he writes: “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Saviour, who daily bears our burdens.” Jesus understood this and commanded His followers to not worry about tomorrow – today has enough concerns of its own. Each and every day we are invited to place our burdens on the Lord. What a wonderful gift this is. Whatever burdens you are carrying today, place them all on the Lord. Let Him carry them. He loves you and His peace will flood your heart as you lay your burdens on Him.
These have been words from the heart.