Lord Jesus Christ, you set us free. Accept our thanks eternally! Forgiven through your precious blood, we now are reconciled to God. Defend us, Lord, from sin and shame; Help us by your almighty name to bear our crosses patiently, consoled by your great agony. For thus the certainty we gain. That you will always true remain And not forsake us in our strife But lead us out of death to life. (Christian Worship 123 vs.1,3,4)
Every day we struggle with different things in our life. The kids are having issues at school. Your boss is giving you grief at work. Your spouse isn’t pulling their weight when it comes to parenting duties. Whatever the struggle is today, it is real and it is weighing on you. Some days it would be so much easier to just stay in bed and leave all our worries behind. Other days, picking up everything and setting sail off into the sunset sounds just as much fun! However, we know that our struggles and worries will still be there when we get out of bed or when we return from our sailing voyage. So how can we really relieve ourselves of these burdens?
God tells us to take them to God. He is always there and never changing. We may have constant worries and burdens, but we also have a God who is constant. We have a God who has already taken on the biggest burden of life for us. God has wiped death off of our list of worries and has set us free! We are free to cast all of our worry and burdens on God. We are free to give thanks continually. Lastly, we are free to live and die for Jesus because we know what awaits us after death here on earth. We have been given the gift of eternal life through the blood and sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus. He bore our burdens, worries, and sins and took them to the cross for us.
Jesus took on all of our struggles and has set us free. Do you feel lighter already? The weight of sin and sorrow has been lifted! Remember this today when you are feeling the weight of life bearing down on you. It’s only for today, God has taken all my sin away!
Dear God, What a tremendous gift it is to know that you have taken all my sins away. Help me to remember that when I am feeling overwhelmed with the struggles of this life. Your saving truth gives me the strength and confidence to life for you! Amen.
-Mom on the Move