Aren’t you glad that God helps us with our burdens? I am! This chapter has many different topics but we’re going to focus in on verse 19, and the surrounding verses. Let’s dig in!
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I love the hope given in verse 19-20. “God is a God who saves,” is such a powerful statement. Think about it. Sometimes I think that we can get caught up and distracted with the minor things and we lose sight of the fact that God is a God who saves. Jesus even states His mission with verse 20 in Luke 19:10, “‘For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.’” All of us have burdens and Jesus, our Burden Bearer, wants to save you from them. Jesus says to each of us, “‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest,’” (Mat. 11:28). Take your requests, burdens, and praises to the Lord – hey, why not to each other?
You don’t have to walk through your trials alone. As brothers and sisters in Christ we ought to pray with and for one another. I’ll even start off with my requests – This summer I will be serving as a volunteer chaplain at a hospital in Los Angeles. Also, I’m in search of a job for the summer. Do you have any requests for prayer? Please share. Pray for me as I pray for you.
This will be my last devotional with you guys for a while; I’m taking some time off. As it is written in Genesis, “May the Lord keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other.” May He continue to stand beside you through times of trial.
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