June 14, Your Burden-Bearer

Today’s reading: Psalms 66-70

“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
 who daily bears our burdens” - Psalm 68:19.

David broke into praise when he realized that God is both a long-term Savior as well as a short-term Helper who bore his burdens, not just every once in a while, but daily! What does it mean that God bears burdens? It means that He carries something so you don’t have to. This can only happen, however, when you allow Him to be your burden-bearer; otherwise, you are left with a heavy load. Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” If you have a heavy yoke or burden, then you have to ask yourself, “Whose yoke am I carrying?”, because it cannot be the assignment that Jesus gave you. Are you under a heavy yoke today? What can you do to transfer that yoke to Jesus, the Burden-Bearer?