Lamentations 3:24 – “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I have hope in Him.”
It is easy to take on someone else’s junk and make it your own portion. I am learning not to take someone else’s junk and make it my own. For the Lord says it is not your portion to carry. I often feel like I have the whole world on my shoulders wanting to make everything and everyone better. But I am beginning to realise that this is not my duty. I can only do so much before I become weary.
God wants us to cling onto the Lord and seek Him for guidance. He wants us to draw near to Him and place our trust in Him. Without this trust, we would not hope like we hope now. It is so important to hope now, especially during the current climax of what is happening in the world. We are all in the same boat and yet we are in a different boat. We are all isolating from this invisible disease yet it is real. Some of my family contracted the disease. My mom being a frontline worker was safe until she became exhausted. When you become exhausted it becomes easier to contract the disease. It is like you have to be alert all the time. I know that God is faithful and can see us through. He will see us through anything. He always has and always will. His will be done, not my will.
God asks us not to worry for worry does not add an extra hour to our day. Why worry? We cannot control what will happen. It will not prolong an extra hour to our day. Instead it will just Learn to place your trust in Father God. Father God longs to hear you speak to Him. He asks us to be honest with our emotions. It’s ok to be honest with our emotions to Him. The Lord can handle them. In some ways he can handle our emotions better than we can. It is ok to express your anger, frustration, annoyance, hurts to Him. He will then minister to you and hold you in His arms and comfort you. Thereafter you start to feel peace within your soul. Today’s worries are not your portion. Give it to God. Rest in Him and He will give you rest for your soul.
Amen and God bless you Hannah.
Amen to that. My daily reading for the last day of last year was Psalm 55:22, “Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.”
I have an app on which I can look up a number of different translations of the Bible. I found Young’s Literal Translation of this verse particularly helpful:-
“Cast on Jehovah that which He hath given the, and He doth sustain thee, He doth not suffer for ever the moving of the righteous.”
It can be easy to become overwhelmed by everything; but our Loving Heavenly Father doesn’t give us everything (to deal with), that’s His job. Our job is to deal with the cares He gives to us – specific people, situations, etc – and to do so by casting them back on Him, listening to how He says to handle them; which will sometimes be by bringing them to Him in prayer, and maybe moaning like mad to Him (rather than other people) because He understands (and other people don’t!)
Which is easy enough to write, and harder to keep remembering and living, though I find remembering _does_ help me to stop fretting and use the energy to praise Him and carry on coping instead. Fretting is such an energy drainer (ask me how I know!)
The other encouraging bit to remember is “He doth not suffer _for_ever_ the moving of the righteous.” Whatever the ‘care/responsibility’, He only expects us to carry it for a set period.