Let Go of Your Burden

Faith provides a rest in our spirits that is typified in Scripture by the Sabbath in which the Israelites were to do no work and carry no burden. If we keep this inward Sabbath, we bear no burdens because the Lord bears our burdens for us.

"But will anything be accomplished?" is often our natural fear when we decide to let go of the situation and simply trust God. The answer is exciting. It is through our completely resting on the promises of God--living by faith, not sight--that we have our rich gains and glorious victories.

The Israelites were promised their greatest victories if they kept the Sabbath rest. If you "call the sabbath a (spiritual) delight....Then shall you delight yourself in the Lord, and I will make you to ride on the high places of the earth." (Isa. 58:13-14 Amp.)

"I am no longer anxious about anything," was Hudson Taylor's testimony. His great business in life was to please God, and he learned that as he rested in Christ, he never felt a burden. Yet, we know that Hudson Taylor, in one sense, carried many burdens for the Lord. But because of His faith, he could give his load to Jesus.

Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for taking our concerns and worries whenever we put our trust in Him.

"Casting the whole of your care-all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all-on Him for He cares for you affectionately" (1 Pet. 5:7, Amp.).