Kelly is one of those people you wish you could grab coffee with and talk to for hours. She seems to always brings a smile to my face when reading her posts. And her passion for the Lord and His Word and desire for others to know the Lord is obvious. We've never actually met, but I am looking forward to getting to spend time over coffee with her in heaven!
Thank you for being my guest Kelly!
Give your burdens to the Lord,
and He will take care of you.
He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.
I think I have written on this before, but I remember when I got married, I just wanted someone to take care of me.... not like a parent (well, maybe kinda in a way). But I wanted someone to help keep up the house (you know the 'manly' types of things like killing mice… I don’t like mice), help with the money, etc.
But my husband (bless him) isn't exactly like that.
He is a good person... and I love him very much... but (poor man), there are times I just want to be taken care of more than he can do. He does a LOT, don’t get me wrong. Just, you know how it is… sometimes we just want *more* (how human of us..)
I guess that's selfish. He does do a lot for me. But I think we all at times think, "Shew, I just wish that ____________ would do __________... just to help me out."
Now you could fill in the blanks with your spouse’s name, parent, child, friend, boss, etc. The point is, sometimes, we just want to be taken care of (in a good way... not a mob way lol)
Sometimes we are stressed or burdened and we'd like for someone to help us out. Well, God says right in this verse, that he is there to help us when we are loaded down.
Unlike a friend who may (or may not) get tired of it, God LIKES our burdens. He gets lonely stuck on that shelf we like to put him on (you know, to look at and admire until something bad happens... then we want to take him off of the shelf, dust him off, and put him to work). In between times of crisis, God does love to hear from us.
He has all of this power... that he wants to use... but we have to be willing to ask... and then to just forget our burdens all together.
We can't share like little kids... you know, 'Here you take it... but I want it back.'
Once you give your burden to God, it’s his... No backsies.
He doesn't want to give it back to you... he doesn't want you to take it back. It's HIS. Like a shiny new present.
Don't rob God of what is His.
We would never rob the offering plate at church.
We would never steal clothes from the help center collection.
We would never take anything away from God that is set aside for Him....
We don't seem to have any issues with taking our burdens back from him. We don't seem to care to get our worries back. Once we give them to Him, they are His. Just like we wouldn't take candy from a baby or steal money from a charity, we shouldn't give God our burdens... just to take them back again.
God Will Take Care of You!
I love that. I love knowing that, no matter what, God will take care of me.
He won't allow us to fall.
Now, that's not saying that we won't have our fair share of trials because we know we will. There will be times when we feel the floor fall out beneath us. But like those old Saturday morning cartoons, even when the floor falls out, we will stand the.. Looking ahead toward God and not focusing on our burdens (or where the floor went). Once we look down, once we take our eyes off of God, we will fall.... just like those cartoon characters.
God will take care of you. No matter what the situation, God is still with us.
Be like a Wylie Coyote. When the cliff gives way, look ahead, Keep your eyes on God and you won't fall.... but when you look down. When you stop trusting him, you will fall. Simple as that.
Kelly is a Jesus-loving mommy to 3 little girls ages 6, 4, and 13 months. She has been married to Brandon for 8 years and is currently in her 9th year teaching preschool for children with disabilities. On top of being a full time mommy, teacher, and wife, Kelly has 2 blogs: Encourage365 and OhThatMomAgain.