Sometimes we Christians talk about God like he is a burden to be carried. We list the things we “have to do for God.” We have to go to church on Sunday, or we should tithe, or we need to pray. We can’t just go do what we want to do. Life as a believer sounds hard and very unattractive.
As I read Isaiah 46 this morning something important hit me.
1 Bel bows down; Nebo stoops; their idols are on beasts and livestock;
these things you carry are borne as burdens on weary beasts.
2 They stoop; they bow down together;
they cannot save the burden, but themselves go into captivity.
Idols have to be carried, but God…
3 Listen tome, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel,
who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried you from the womb;
4 even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you.
I have made , and I will bear;
I will carry and will save.
… but God carries!
God is the one who carries us. My God is not a burden. The things I do for God and with God, I am freed to do because He is carrying me. He has carried me from my mother’s womb. He will carry me as my hairs turn gray. He will carry and save me.
Find joy in being carried by the God who needs no one to carry Him. If you recognize that He’s carried you, take time to enjoy the ride and give him thanks.