"O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up. You understand my thought afar off." Psalm 139: 1,2 NIV God understands affliction. When we are bowed down under the weight of heavy burdens, pain, loneliness and isolation, what can we do? We need someone to turn to, to just understand. Many of us have family and friends. Those who even help look after us. But do you ever wonder if they really understand? Understand those days of pain and fatigue…. .the tears or moods that are sometimes hard to control? The Scriptures show us that the Lord sees the afflictions that bring pain to us and that He hears our cries when we are in distress. God urges us to give our burdens to Him. He is strong enough to bear what we cannot and He loves us so much that He will help us in our time of need. Jesus states in: Matthew 11: 28-30: "’Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.’" NIV Jesus says to learn from Him. He is gentle and lowly in heart. He calls to us to come to Him. Our Good Shepherd understands when things have become too much. As we pray to Him we can give Him our burdens; He will give us rest, and help us through. All we have to do is call out to Him, give our all to Him. With the grace of God, we find rest and comfort each day.
Prayer: Dearest Heavenly Father: We Thank You that you understand our trials, our
pain and afflictions we bear. We also Thank You that You sent Jesus to us so that
we might have a Savior Who really understands our suffering. Be with us today and
always so we might learn from Your Son and cast our burdens upon Jesus as we
renew our strength with Your love and grace. Amen
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Margie Scott lives in Chandler, Arizona with her son. She strives each day to trust God's grace will always provide as challenges arise related to Parkinson’s Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia.
Margie Scott lives in Chandler Arizona with her son. She strives each day to trust God's grace will always provide as challenges arise related to Parkinsons, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia.