This Month's Promise

"From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised."

- PSALM 113:3

Read: Psalm 103:1-10


I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me. ” (Numbers 11:14)

Once a person met with a serious accident. He was very severely injured. So he was admitted in one of the trauma care hospitals. A senior doctor attended on him and treated him. This man became restless as he stayed in the hospital and said, ‘Doctor, how long shall I have to lie here?’ His answer, “only a day at a time” taught the patient a precious lesson. Dear friends, did you ever try to lift all the burdens of life all at once? It is indeed very hard to be cumbered with the huge load of cares and worried of the past, present and even about the future. It is impossible to wish all of them away just in a single day. You and I need to learn the same lesson that the patient learnt – only a day at a time. Let us be faithful for one short day and the long year will take care of itself. In Matthew 6:34 our Lord Jesus say, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own”. Whenever our burdens are too great for us to bear, let us run to the inviting hand of our Lord Jesus who says, “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28) Let us leave our worries, our anxieties, our hardships and our pain on His shoulders completely and receive the divine peace He gives.

In today’s text, we read about Moses, who was unable to tolerate the six lakh ungrateful, complaining, murmuring and grumbling Israelites. One day he came to his wit’s end and broke down before the Lord saying, “This burden is too heavy for me”. Our Lord did not rebuke him or force him to go on with his problem, but gave him seventy elders of Israel to help him carry his load. In I Corinthians 10:13 Paul says, “God is faithful. He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But, when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up against it.” He gives us grace each day to face that day’s problems. So let us not think about tomorrow and lose the present days’ blessing.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, most of the times I carry too much burden on my shoulders. I think about my future and get so much worried. Please forgive me. Help me to trust You and keep my burden on You knowing that You will take care of everything. Please make my burden light Lord. Amen.