God Understands

"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.