Am I a burden
June 20, 2023, 11:00 AM

Am I a burden?

Have you ever felt like you were a bother to someone?  Maybe it was a friend who had a skill in which you could use their help.  You felt you were being a burden to them by asking them to help in the situation.  In some instances, you may not have asked them and simply paid a business to give assistance.

At times, we may feel like we are doing this to God.  Am I constantly asking for assistance, advice, or some other type of help.  Does He get tired of hearing from me?

1 Peter 5:6-7

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

First, when we ask for help or assistance, it can be a bit humbling.  The reality of asking for help is admitting we cannot do it on our own.  Peter states we need to humble ourselves to God and do what?  Cast all our cares upon Him.  He wants to help us; he wants a close relationship with us.  Why would he want this?  He cares for us.

As a dad, I care for my children.  If they need assistance, I want to help them.  It’s not a bother to me, but rather a joy.  I would believe any good parent would have no problem assisting their children when they need assistance.  God is a good Father.  He loves His children, and he desires to assist us in our needs.  

When we look at creation, we find God created Adam.  During this creation account we find God had a relationship with Adam (Genesis 2:15-25).  It was after Adam had sinned where this relationship was broken (Genesis 3:8-24).  It was God’s desire in the beginning to have a close relationship with His creation.  Sin severed that relationship.  Since that time God has been drawing His creation back to Him.  

It was at the cross that Jesus gave His earthly life.  Why did God manifest himself in the flesh and give his earthly life on the cross?  So this close relationship can be restored.  Through the plan of salvation (Acts 2:38) which God has given us, we can restore this close relationship with God.  It is His desire that we talk and commune with Him.  

So, the next time you need assistance, don’t feel bad, but rather, talk to your heavenly Father and cast your cares upon him; for he careth for you.

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