Have you ever felt as if it was all up to you? If something was going to happen, you would be the one to carry it through. What if it was a big load? One that was too big for you. Do you try to carry it anyway, until you break down under the weight of it?
You don’t have to carry that load and be the strong one for yourself or for others. It’s God’s job to be the strong one. It’s our job to trust Him.
Cast your cares on Him and let Him be your strength. “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you” (1 Peter 5:7).
When you feel as if the weight of the world is resting on your shoulders, give the burden to God and stand on these 3 scriptures:
- It’s OK if you’re weak; He wants to be your strength. His grace is sufficient for you. His power is made perfect in your weakness. “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
- God is your strength and your shield. You can trust Him to help you because He is faithful. “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him” (Psalm 28:7).
- He is your rock, your fortress and deliverer. “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold” (Psalm 18:2).
You were never meant to carry the load alone. God is waiting. Will you trust Him and let Him be the strong one today?
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