Disposing of Burdens   1 comment

1 Peter 5, 7

Man without a burden a curiosity.  “Man is born unto trouble.”  But for the cross of Christ the heart of the world would break.  An angel would shudder beneath some of them.

1.  Imaginary troubles–homemade.  Don’t worry about these; trust God.

2.  Real troubles.  These are:

(1)  Burdens of guilt.  “Yes, Lord, I am a sinner.”  Seek relief in pleasure; void.

(2)  Burden is remorse, the backslider tempted to give up.  Jesus stands ready to receive.  David found Him gracious.

(3)  Burden of grief.  Sorrow has sapped life of its sweetness.

(4)  Burden of anxiety.  What shall be tomorrow–many things concern us.

3.  What to do then?  Cast them at His feed.  Cast all, for He cares for you.  Tender as a found mother.

4.  He cares for you.  O let’s unload our hearts.  Carry the load no longer.  Unload mother’s heart, young man.

5.  “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”  Will you not come to Him now, just as you are?

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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