Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, The God who is our salvation. Selah. (Psalms 68:19 NASB)
This verse is to me a sweet reminder of truth. In two weeks from today, we will have delivered our girl Mercy into this world, only to have said goodbye to her moments later. It is hard to prepare my family for this event, let alone my own soul.
Two days ago I was quite burdened. Many decisions came upon my plate at once. I get frustrated with myself because of my inability to multi-think through things. I listed five or so items on my list that were pressing and needed immediate attention. Yet, I have to drive to work, think at work, make decisions at work, respond to needs at work; all the while frustration builds and builds as I can't seem to find the time to think on the things that are pressing upon my family. I think best when I am sitting with either a pen and paper in hand, or my thumbs snapping down upon an electronic device. This obviously takes extended moments of quiet time where I do not have other things demanding my attention. Some folks can think with a baby on their hip. I can't think of anything other than the baby that's on my hip. I envy multi-thinkers.
The undeserved blessing at the end of the next day was that God showed himself forth as an able multi-thinker. I asked him for wisdom and ability to make decisions that were needed. He provided the time I needed and soon found the plate that contained five items now was clean. Thank you God. More items have been placed on the plate, but he is faithful to always meet the needs of the moment even though it might not be in my timing.
The sweet truth of this verse is that God daily bears our burdens. It might not feel like he is moment by moment, but Scripture tells us it's true independent of our feelings or perspectives. He is daily bearing our burdens. This is a fact. It is how it is. God is bearing today's burdens. Thankful am I to know this sweet truth.
Last night while I was putting my son Sammy to bed, I told him that in two weeks Mercy would be born. He pondered for a moment, pulled the finger from his mouth that he had been sucking on and said, "is Mercy going strait to heaven, or do I get to kiss on her first." Oh, how precious are our children.
Blessings to you this day. If you are in Christ, God is bearing your burdens today independent of how it might feel.