The sky is dark, the house is quiet, I crawl out of my warm covers and drag myself to the coffee pot. French vanilla begins to fill the air as my coffee and my brain begin to percolate. I grab my fluffy, red blanket, my bible and get in my favorite corner of the couch.
The Lord woke me up this morning. He knew I needed Him and so He caused my eyes to open and crawl out of the warmth and comfort I was so enjoying. I didn’t want to get up and out of my haven of heavenliness. But I did because I sensed God was whispering to my heart and I didn’t want to miss what He had to say.
Psalm 68:19 is the treasure God had for me this morning. It simply says, “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.” Just as the hot water oozed into the grinds to give me coffee, His word seeped into my heart and produced a confidence in me that HE, the GOD, was daily bearing my burdens. The weight of my concerns began to lift just as the sun was beginning to rise.
Light was beginning to overtake the darkness and I was renewed with His peace. His Word brings light to our dark places. When we don’t know what the future holds, when our fears choke us, and the blackness of our world is frightening – know that HE daily bears your burdens. The Lord who, “gives orders to the morning, and shows the dawn its place,” (Job 38:12) carries your concerns.