Burden Bearer.

Casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].
1 Peter 5:7 AMP

Welcome back to my blog! I’m glad to have you here. I pray that as you read today’s blog post, God speaks to your heart in Jesus name. Amen.

I’d love you to read this story below.

Tom, a believer, sat up late in his study worrying about many things. Undoubtedly, the same concerns came to his mind that come to yours – finances, health, the future, relationships. Finally, Tom felt as though the Lord was standing in front of him saying, “son, you go to bed. I’ll sit up the rest of the night.” Then Tom realised that God wanted him to give those burdens to Him. Tom gave those concerns to God, left them there and enjoyed a good night’s sleep. ( Story written by Oyesanya Esther Ifeoluwa).

When you worry, you are inviting the Devil to torment you. Fear hath torment. No one can carry your burdens for you, not even you. No one can solve your problems for you except God. This is why 1 Peter 5:7 says you should cast all your fears on Him because He cares for you.

You are always on the mind of God. He is always thinking of how to help you. His desires for you outnumber the grains of sand on the surface of the earth.

How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I could count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with You.
Psalms 139:17‭-‬18 AMP


Worrying solves nothing. It adds nothing to you. It only takes away from you. It rids you of your peace, joy and sound mind.

In the book of Exodus, Moses was given the responsibility of carrying the burdens of the Israelites. He couldn’t bear their burdens as they were too many and the Israelites kept complaining. He was overwhelmed.

God is the Burden Bearer and that’s how it is supposed to be. He is supposed to do the thinking for you. He neither sleeps nor slumbers for your sake. When you hand over your burdens to God, you will have a sound mind, the peace of God will guard your mind in a way that you cannot comprehend.

Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].
Philippians 4:6‭-‬7 AMP

What is that situation that is making you burdened? Friend, please can you hand it over to God? He will handle it. Without God, you can do nothing. Your spouse cannot bear your burden, neither can your friends. God is ever willing to bear those burdens. Come to the throne of grace to get help. Exchange weariness for rest by giving all those burdens to God.

Lastly, God only bears the burdens of His children. You have to be His child for Him to take care of your worries. To be God’s child, you have to believe that Jesus died, was buried and resurrected for your sins. To accept Jesus, you can say this prayer “Dear Jesus, I acknowledge that you died for my sins. I ask that You forgive me of all my sins and make me your child. Thank You because You have forgiven me. Amen.”

Now, you are a child of God. Everyone else around you might be overwhelmed by their burdens but just like Jesus was so calm in the storm, remain calm and cast your cares on Him.

Thank you for reading. To contact the writer, kindly send a mail to oladewalaura@gmail.com.

4 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    God bless you sis for this beautiful piece

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is nice 😍
    Thank you

    Liked by 1 person

  3. DAMOLA says:

    The overwhelming peace that comes with knowing I have a friend in Jesus🥺
    God bless you

    Liked by 1 person

    1. oladewalaura says:

      He’s an amazing Friend and He is always ready to listen. Amen. God bless you too.

      Liked by 1 person

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