“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1Peter 5:7).
Yes, blessed Jesus, I would cast all upon thee: sins, sorrows, trials, temptations. Thou art the Almighty Burden-bearer of thy people; for the Lord Jehovah hath laid on thee the iniquity of us all. And as thou bearest all our sins, so thou earnest all our sorrows. And dost thou not bear all the persons of thy redeemed? Dost thou not bear all our troubles, all our exercises, all our temptations, trials, difficulties? The government is upon thy shoulder; the care of the churches is all with thee. And shall I not cast all my care upon thee? Shall I be careful for many things, while Jesus saith, “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee?” Oh for grace to sit loose to all things, and to leave all things with thee. Lord, do thou bear me up when I am falling, support me when weak, uphold me against all mine enemies, carry me safe through a life of grace here—and, finally, bring me home to thy glory, to behold thee, and dwell with thee for ever.
The reading for today is an excerpt from “The Poor Man’s Morning and Evening Portions” by Robert Hawker.