“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.” Psalm 68:19-20
David’s Psalm is one of encouragement and praise. He shares about the greatness of God to protect and bless His children. David wants us to know that burden bearing is one of the characteristics of Almighty God. We no longer need to carry them, for our God will bear them for us. We simply need to give them over to Him; however, this isn’t always easy. Sometimes we’ve carried them for so long that it’s difficult to put them down. They’ve become a part of us. As we learn to trust God more we will begin to let that which weighs us down go.
God saves us. What does He save us from? Our sin and ourselves. Until we recognize that we are sin-laden we will never truly be free. Just as a drug addict or alcoholic must admit they have a problem to be cured, so we must admit our need of forgiveness for the sins we have committed. Once we admit that we are ready to receive the full forgiveness for each and every sin we’ve ever committed. If you’re reading this chances are you’ve already done that. It never hurts to be reminded that we are a forgiven people as long as we have surrendered to the cleansing power of Christ’s blood. We are then told in effect to “go and sin no more” (John 8:11).
Our redemption, the act of being bought back from the slavery of sin, has allowed us to escape death. Those who have been born twice shall only experience one death; that of their fleshly bodies. We shall reside in heaven with the Lord for all eternity. What a blessing that will be! Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!