As we begin today, let’s consider what God’s Word has to say about burdens and cares. Be it from Psalms 38:4 where we read “‘For my iniquities have gone over my head [like the waves of a flood]; As a heavy burden they weigh too much for me. ‘ ” Consider what we find about helping one another out from Galatians 6:2 which says “‘Carry one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the requirements of the law of Christ [that is, the law of Christian love]. ‘” Furthermore, we find there are some people who are burden bearers and hewers in 1 Kings 5:15 that says “‘Solomon had 70,000 burden bearers (transporters) and 80,000 stonemasons in the hill country [of Judah], ‘” and 2 Chronicles 2:18 that says “‘He assigned 70,000 of them to carry loads and 80,000 to quarry stone in the mountain, and 3,600 as overseers to make the people work.‘”. We need to do our parts as we read in 1 Timothy 5:8 “‘If anyone fails to provide for his own, and especially for those of his own family, he has denied the faith [by disregarding its precepts] and is worse than an unbeliever [who fulfills his obligation in these matters]. ‘”. So let’s lean into God, casting our cares upon Him because He cares for us, as we read in Psalms 68:19-20 which says “‘Blessed be the Lord, who bears our burden day by day, The God who is our salvation! Selah. God is to us a God of acts of salvation; And to God the Lord belong escapes from death [setting us free]. ‘”. In conclusion, let’s remember where our hope comes from, it is the Lord, and grab a hold of what His Word has to say and to offer us like in Matthew 11:29-30 that says “‘Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me [following Me as My disciple], for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest (renewal, blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.”'”.
Today’s Verse of the Day:
Cast your cares on God!
Let’s be the dads who trust God enough to cast all our cares upon Him! Choosing to cast rather than carry all our anxieties, worries, and concerns! Let’s decide, once and for all that we aren’t going to be carrying around all the baggage of life but instead will choose to cast all not some but all of our cares on God because He cares for us with the deepest affection! Finally, we can be free, exchanging our burdens and cares for His hope, love, and calling!
Are you ready to let go and let God? Are you ready to stop dragging so much baggage around with you and start living life in God’s way? Could today be the day your life changes forever?
Ways to apply today’s verse of the day into being a dad who isn’t carrying so much baggage that he can’t be all God created and purposed for him.
- Surrender your worries and burdens to God in prayer, trusting that He will take care of you and your family (1 Peter 5:7).
- Spend time in quiet reflection, meditation, and reading the Bible to find peace and clarity (Matthew 11:28-30).
- Seek counsel and support from other Christian fathers and mentors who can offer guidance and encouragement (1 Peter 5:7).
- Practice gratitude by regularly acknowledging and thanking God for the blessings in your life (Matthew 11:25-26).
- Prioritize quality time with your family, making intentional efforts to strengthen your relationships (Ephesians 5:25-33).
- Forgive others and yourself, letting go of past mistakes and resentments (Matthew 6:14-15).
- Serve others in your community, church, or workplace, seeking opportunities to be a positive influence and make a difference (Galatians 5:13).
- Take care of your physical and emotional health by getting enough sleep, exercise, and self-care (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
- Learn from your failures and challenges, seeing them as opportunities for growth and wisdom (Proverbs 24:16).
- Stay connected to God and His purposes for your life, seeking to align your goals and values with His will (Proverbs 3:5-6).