讀經： 詩篇六十八篇1 至10節及19節
OUR GOD CARRIES OUR BURDERS
Have you ever noticed how often you repeat or hear a repeated verse from the Psalms? It may be words of praise such as the first verse of Psalm 103 or Psalm 23. It may be a statement such as ‘Thy word is a lamp unto my feet’ or something similar. Why is this so? It is because the Psalms say many of the things we would like to say, only they are said in a better way. The words of the Psalms so often express the feelings of our hearts.
David, of course, wrote many of the Psalms. He had such a deep faith in God that even when he was most discouraged, he could still stay to himself, ‘Why are you cast down oh my soul? Hope in God and you will yet praise him’ (Psalm 43:5).
Here is Psalm 68 David tells again the wonderful way in which God had blessed and looked after his people even in dessert (vv.7 -10). Then like someone who is bubbling over with what God has done in the past, he suddenly says, ‘Why even today, God has done this and this for me’. David says in verse 19 ‘God daily (everyday) blesses us and carries our burdens for us.’
We have a God who shares everything with us. Everything that touches us, touches him. And he can always do something about our problems. Sometimes when folks have told us about their troubles, we have wished we could do something to help them. Perhaps we can’t. God is not like that. Look at the rest of verse 19. It could be translated, ‘Our God is our deliverer’. He is never limited in what he can do.
That is what makes the Christian gospel so wonderful. Our God can and does enter into our situations day by day. He can share them with us and carry all our burdens. What an encouragement!
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I can give God my burdens to carry, today and every day.