Why Then Should I the Burden Bear?


While John and Marti are on retreat, our good friend, Dave Roper will be providing our Catches each day. For more on Dave’s works, click here.

Blessed be the Lord, who carries my burden day after day.
Psalm 68:19

What is my burden today? Endurance with joy: “To lark and leap on shanks grown dry as sticks!”

I can only do that as God “carries my burden”—literally, “carries that which is to me”—a particularization that greatly encourages me: My burden is His. 

When my burden becomes too great to bear I can shrug it off my shoulders, knowing that the Lord will take it up and carry it for me “day|day,” as the text puts it. He will do so because he cares for me (1Peter 5:7). 

As for tomorrow? Well, I shall have to do it all over again. 

What Thou shalt today provide,
Let me as a child receive;
What tomorrow may betide,
Calmly to Thy wisdom leave:
’Tis enough that Thou wilt care,
Why then should I the burden bear? —John Newton

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2 Responses to Why Then Should I the Burden Bear?

  1. Toni Petrella says:

    Always the best to have the Lord with you to carry that burden with you daily. Their is always burdens to bear no matter what but, thankfully he is with us each day as a burden may be too much to bear and will carry with us no matter what.

  2. Toni Petrella says:

    Cannot thank God enough for being with me each day to help carry the burden which is too much for me to bear alone.

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