STRENGTH TO OVERCOME THE CARES AND BURDENS
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
For I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.
Thought for Today: (a prayer for strength to overcome cares and burdens)
Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me?
Father, You set Yourself against the proud and haughty, but You give grace [continually] unto the humble. I submit myself therefore to You, God. In the name of Jesus, I resist the devil, and he will flee from me. I resist the cares of the world, which try to pressure me daily. Except the Lord builds the house, they labour in vain who build it.
Jesus, I come to You, for I labour and am heavy laden and overburdened, and You cause me to rest — You will ease and relieve and refresh my soul. I take Your yoke upon me, and I learn of You; for You are gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and I will find rest — relief, ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet — for my soul. For, Your yoke is wholesome (easy) — not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant; and Your burden is light and easy to be borne.
I cast my burden on You, Lord, [releasing the weight of it] and You will sustain me; I thank You that You will never allow me, the [consistently] righteous, to be moved — made to slip, fall, or fail. In the name of Jesus, I withstand the devil. I am firm in my faith [against his onset] — rooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined. I cease from [the weariness and pain] of human labour, and I am zealous and exert myself and strive diligently to enter into the rest [of God] — to know and experience it for myself.
Father, I thank You that Your presence goes with me and that You give me rest. I am still and rest in You, Lord; I wait for You and patiently stay myself upon You. I will not fret myself, nor shall I let my heart be troubled, neither shall I let it be afraid. I hope in You, God, and wait expectantly for You; for I shall yet praise You, for You are the Help of my countenance and my God.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
James 4:6,7 Exodus 33:14
Psalm 127:1 Psalm 37:7
Matthew 11:28-30 John 14:27
1 Peter 5:9