Wednesday, December 23, 2015

        Cast thy burden on the Lord,
        Only lean upon his word;
        Thou shalt soon have cause to bless
        His eternal faithfulness.

        Ever in the raging storm
        Thou shalt see his cheering form,
        Hear his pledge of coming aid:
        “It is I, be not afraid.”

        Cast thy burden at his feet;
        Linger at his mercy-seat:
        He will lead thee by the hand
        Gently to the better land.

        He will gird thee by his power,
        In thy weary, fainting hour:
        Lean, then, loving, on his word;
        Cast thy burden on the Lord.
                                             Author Unknown

....."The very hairs of your head are all numbered:  not a sparrow falleth to the ground without your Father." It would bring a holy calm over your mind, dear friend, if you were always to remember this.  It would so relieve your mind from anxiety, that you would be the better able to walk in patience, quiet, and cheerfulness, as a Christian should.  When a man is anxious, he cannot pray with faith; when he is troubled about the world, he cannot serve his Master; his thoughts are serving himself.  If you would "seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness," all things would then be added unto you.  You are meddling with Christ's business, and neglecting your own, when you fret about your lot and circumstances.  You have been trying "providing" work, and forgetting that it is yours to obey.  Be wise, and attend to the obeying, and let Christ manage the providing.  Come and survey your Father's storehouse, and ask whether He will let you starve while He has laid up so great an abundance in His garner.  Look at His heart of mercy; see if that can ever prove unkind!  Look at His inscrutable wisdom; see if that will ever be at fault.  Above all, look up to Jesus Christ, your Intercessor, and ask yourself, while He pleads, can your Father deal ungraciously with you?  If He remembers even sparrows, will He forget one of the least of His poor children?  "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain thee.  He will never suffer the righteous to be moved."
                                                                                                                C. H. Spurgeon

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