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He daily bears my burdens


There is a phrase I love to use every moment I get the chance. It is not just a slogan or a catchy phrase for me – it’s a deeply theological truth that I believe with all my heart. ‘God is Good’

The bible says, “You are good and do good.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭119:68‬ ‭ESV‬‬
I believe this with every bone within me. God is Good!

It is from this vintage point that I try to convince people who struggle with pain and suffering in this life. Too often we blame God for our misfortune, and accuse him of cruel indifference. But scripture is clear:
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:15‬ ‭ESV‬‬

I am so glad that God suffers with me in my confusion of pain and suffering.
I am so glad that God suffers with me in my struggle against sin.
I am so glad that God suffers with me in my abhorrence of evil.
I am so glad that God suffers with me in my fight against the devil.
I am so glad that when I am weak, He is strong
I am so glad that when I am faithless, He is faithful
I am so glad that He knows I love Him even when my love is weak.

The shortest verse in the bible speaks the loudest about how He feels for us. John 11:28-37 speaks about Jesus’ reaction to a friend’s death and the obvious pain of the bereaved sisters. He was not only grieved at the passing of Lazarus, he was also angry at the share brokenness of the world. And to see Mary and Martha in such pain broke his heart. It moved him with excitement about how God would move in their situation.

This is a clear indication that He feels our pain. He sympathizes with us. In our moments of pain and suffering, he draws near. That’s why the bible says, He is close to the brokenhearted. So, take courage today, for “He daily bears all our burdens” (Psalm 68:19).

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There are three things I think about every moment of everyday... they consume me deeply. How to: 1. Refine my theological understanding 2. sharpen my ethical rigor 3. and heighten my devotional intensity. These are the things I write about. Welcome you to my blog... Join me on this incredible journey of exploration and discovery of all the things God has in store for His children. Join by following or subscribing. I appreciate your thoughts, comments and friendship. Walter

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  1. Yes when we lost our daughter last year Good just pulled us closer Walter. He had been using this tragedy to speak into is and allowing us to reach others for him. You are on target with this post. God is always good. Thank you for saying this. It needed to be said.

    Joy to you

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    • Somebody told me the other day as she shared about her daughter who is now in heaven. She said, “when our daughter died, it felt like darkness had fallen upon us. But little did we know that sometimes God develop negatives in dark places in order to color our world.” May the Lord continue to color you world with hope and expectation to see your child again when Jesus brings her back with Him on that glorious day.

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      • Thanks Walter. It looks like I am going to have to stop depending on word correct my spelling is awful. I apologize. Yes we will all be reunited some day. I know Kelly is singing praises in the spirit. We have a awesome and mighty God who cares for us. I pray your fall festival plants many seeds.

        Much love Tom

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  2. He is in the boat with you!
    Mark 4:35-41
    On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
    Sometimes n the midst of our storms, we accuse God of not caring enough for us. We look at our circumstances and tell ourselves there is no way possible that God is good. Because if He is really good, He will never withhold any good thing from His children. Could it be, that In our fear and frustration, we miss the most obvious demonstration of his goodness—he’s in the boat with us.
    What are you facing today?
    What are you going through?
    Are you in the midst of a storm?
    Are you confused and frustrated with God?
    Well, take another look today, a closer look – He is right there with you. Fix your eyes on Him, for He makes all things good in His own time. And He never withholds anything good from His children,

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