30 Days of Encouragement

Day Six

30 Days of Encouragement - Day Six

by Gail Bowman

God never intended that you should carry all your burdens on your own. Put the burdens that are too heavy for you to carry in a (figu­rative) box, and let Him carry them as you walk through life together.

There have been times in my life when I thought I could not keep going. During one such time a pastor told me to, “put my heavi­est problems in a box and give them to Jesus”. I found it remarkably strengthening to embrace the idea that God is neither too big nor too small to handle my impossible problems. So I put them in a box and let go. Then, whenever I wanted to fuss about those things, I remembered that they were in the box and not for me to carry anymore.

Did God take care of me? Yes. God resolved those problems, absolutely, in a way that that had never occurred to me. Trust Him to take care of you.

Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord, and he will sus­tain you. He will never let the righteous fall.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you…

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