Burdens and luxurious love

Somebody must carry these cares. If I cannot do it myself, can I find any one who will ? My Father who is in heaven stands waiting to be my burden-bearer. With broad shoulders, with omnipotence as his strength, he says “ My child, roll thy burden upon thy God.” Blessed privilege, dare I neglect it ; can I be wicked enough to reject it and to bear my cares myself. Here is the blessed remedy, “ Cast thy burden upon the Lord and he will sustain thee.”…
We say, “Leave well alone,” but I say, “Leave ill alone,” leave them both alone, and with your two hands, for you will want both hands to do it, — with the hand of prayer, “In everything by prayer and supplication, making known your wants unto God,” and with the other hand, the hand of faith, trusting in God— lift your load right off from your own shoulders, and let the whole crushing weight be left with your eternal God, for “he will sustain thee, he will never suffer the righteous to be moved.” Beloved, I beseech thee; cast this care upon God for he careth for you. “I am persuaded that he that hath begun a good work in you will carry it on and perfect it unto the day of Christ.” He hath said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” “The mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.” “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” “No good thing will I withhold from them that walk uprightly.” “I give unto my sheep eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” Why, one might keep you all this morning, and this afternoon and evening too, repeating the precious promises of God…
“Lord, unload us of our burdens of guilt and care, and give us now to go on our way rejoicing,” because God, all-sufficient, has said, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.”
C.H. Spurgeon

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