Tag Archives: burden

Scripture at Sunrise 11.01.2021

When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.” -Psalm 42:4-5

God will give us more than we can handle, but never more than He can handle. He does this so we’ll depend on Him, that we may know Him in a greater way. -Josh Wilson (excerpts from Sunday Evening Sermon “Preaching the Gospel to Yourself When Your Soul is Downcast” from Psalms 42-43Listen)

Scripture at Sunrise 12.03.2020

“You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in Your bottle.
Are they not in Your book?” -Psalm 56:8

God sees every trouble that keeps you tossing at night. God catches every tear you shed in His bottle. God notes every burden in His book. Soon He will make all things right.  -Garrett Kell via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 7.14.2020

Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee; He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” -Psalm 55:22

It is a heavy burden; roll it on Omnipotence. It is thy burden now, and it crushes thee; but when the Lord takes it, He will make nothing of it. If thou art called still to bear, “He will sustain thee.” It will be on Him and not on thee. Thou wilt be so upheld under it that the burden will be a blessing. Bring the Lord into the matter, and thou wilt stand upright under that which in itself would bow thee down.

Our worst fear is lest our trial should drive us from the path of duty; but this the Lord will never suffer. If we are righteous before Him, He will not endure that our affliction should move us from our standing. In Jesus He accepts us as righteous, and in Jesus He will keep us so.

What about the present moment? Art thou going forth to this day’s trial alone? Are thy poor shoulders again to be galled with the oppressive load? Be not so foolish. Tell the Lord all about thy grief and leave it with Him. Don’t cast your burden down and then take it up again; but roll it on the Lord and leave it there. Then shalt thou walk at large, a joyful and unburdened believer, singing the praises of thy great Burden-bearer.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 1.14.2020

Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” -Matthew 11:28

We who are saved find rest in Jesus. Those who are not saved will receive rest if they come to Him, for here He promises to “give” it. Nothing can be freer than a gift; let us gladly accept what He gladly gives. You are not to buy it, nor to borrow it, but to receive it as a gift. You labor under the lash of ambition, covetousness, lust, or anxiety: He will set you free from this iron bondage and give you rest. You are “laden,” yes, “heavy laden” with sin, fear, care, remorse, fear of death; but if you come to Him He will unload you. He carried the crushing mass of our sin that we might no longer carry it. He made Himself the great Burden-bearer, that every laden one might cease from bowing down under the enormous pressure.

Jesus gives rest. It is so. Will you believe it? Will you put it to the test? Will you do so at once? Come to Jesus by quitting every other hope, by thinking of Him, believing God’s testimony about Him, and trusting everything with Him. If you thus come to Him the rest which He will give you will be deep, safe, holy, and everlasting. He gives a rest which develops into heaven, and He gives it this day to all who come to Him.

[from Morning & Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 11.21.2019

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“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” -Psalm 55:22

“Whenever there is a cross to be carried by any of Christ’s followers, He always bears the heavy end on His shoulders. – Spurgeon via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 12.6.2018

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“Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved.” -Psalm 55:22

Of course God will give us more than we can handle. It’s one of his most loving ways of rescuing us from the illusion of self-sufficiency, and making Jesus necessary and beautiful. -Scotty Smith via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 2.27.2017

Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Distortion of the SabbathJohn 5:16 (Anthony Vance)
“Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30

The Sabbath was intended to be a blessing, but the Jewish leaders had distorted the laws regarding the Sabbath, making it a burden. There is no rest in trying to keep the Pharisees’ law, but there is rest in Christ.

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon


This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Wednesday Evening – Can the Righteous Deliver the Ungodly? | Ezekiel 14 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – A Contrast of Two Adams | Romans 5:12-21 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – The Distortion of the SabbathJohn 5:16 (Anthony Vance)

Scripture at Sunrise 9.22.2016

“Cast your burden on the LORD, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved.” -Psalm 55:22

“The burdens of this day aren’t bigger than the shoulders of our God.” -Scotty Smith via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 7.14.2015

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee; He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” -Psalm 55:22

It is a heavy burden; roll it on Omnipotence. It is thy burden now, and it crushes thee; but when the Lord takes it, He will make nothing of it. If thou art called still to bear, “He will sustain thee.” It will be on Him and not on thee. Thou wilt be so upheld under it that the burden will be a blessing. Bring the Lord into the matter, and thou wilt stand upright under that which in itself would bow thee down.

Our worst fear is lest our trial should drive us from the path of duty; but this the Lord will never suffer. If we are righteous before Him, He will not endure that our affliction should move us from our standing. In Jesus He accepts us as righteous, and in Jesus He will keep us so.

What about the present moment? Art thou going forth to this day’s trial alone? Are thy poor shoulders again to be galled with the oppressive load? Be not so foolish. Tell the Lord all about thy grief and leave it with Him. Don’t cast your burden down and then take it up again; but roll it on the Lord and leave it there. Then shalt thou walk at large, a joyful and unburdened believer, singing the praises of thy great Burden-bearer.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]