Fourth in a series on journeying through life’s desert places.
Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, the God who is our salvation. Selah. – Psalm 68:19
No one likes to walk through the desert. We may plead, or even beg God to escort us to the nearest exit. Still our path does not change. Psalm 68 reminds us of a life changing fact. He never deserts us in the desert. If He allows a wilderness journey, we can find Him out ahead of us, leading triumphantly, and generously providing everything we need.
In Psalm 68:19, we’re promised His provision can be found on a daily basis. He “daily bears our burdens.” If you’re fighting cancer, or in some crisis, the nature of your burdens probably changes daily. You know the list all too well: physical pain; financial stress; relational letdowns; negative thoughts. Some days these burdens stack together to form a load too heavy for us to bear … alone. Yet as we turn them over one by one to Him, He never fails to lighten our load. But He only lifts today’s load.
During my desert journeys, I felt overwhelmed when I carried the loads of future days. Jesus said, “Do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34). The Lord is your daily companion in the wilderness. Practice walking with Him every day, and today cast today’s burdens on Him. You’ll get better at it every day. No worries. Really, NO WORRIES!