(J,R. Miller, “Help for the Day”)
“Cast your burden on the LORD — and He shall sustain you” Psalm 55:22
The promise is not that the Lord will remove the load we cast upon Him, nor that He will carry it for us — but that He will sustain us so that we may carry it!
He does not free us from duty — but He strengthens us for it.
Because He does not deliver us from conflict — but He enables us to overcome.
He does not withhold or withdraw trial from us — but He helps us in trial to be submissive and victorious, and makes it a blessing to us.
Therefore He does not mitigate the hardness or severity of our circumstances, taking away the difficult elements, removing the thorns, making life easy for us — but He puts Divine grace into our hearts, so that we can live sweetly in all the hard, adverse circumstances!
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness!” 2 Corinthians 12:9
“My times are in Your hand!” Psalm 31:15
Not only are we, ourselves, in the hand of the Lord–but all that surrounds us is in His hand! Our times make up a kind of atmosphere of existence–and all of this is under His divine arrangement.
We dwell within the palm of God’s hand! We are absolutely at His disposal–and all our circumstances are arranged by Him in all their details. We are comforted to have it so!
When one knows that his times are in God’s hands–he would not change places with a king! No, nor even with an angel!
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