“Give your burdens to the Lord, and He will take care of you.” – Psalm 55:22
From time to time, and for some all the time, the struggles of life come at us at once, and it’s easy to internalize all that’s happening, put on a brave face, and move through life the best we can, alone.
We must remember that God is faithful during (and especially!) our times of our most adversity, our greatest sufferings. He is no stranger to the human condition – Jesus came to earth both as fully God and fully human. He wasn’t always the picture of joy or the life of the party, either.
“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.” – Isaiah 53:3
He did this to give us hope by taking our pain on Himself and still conquering death and evil and sorrow.
“Surely He has borne our grief and carried our sorrows.” – Isaiah 53:4a
God promises to take care of us as a mother bird does for her fledglings –
“He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” – Psalm 91:4
Even in the darkest times of our lives, the love and presence of Jesus Christ sustain us; we are not alone.