“MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY!” Wednesday Minute

“Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you.  He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.”  Psalm 55:22 NLT

Read:   Psalm 55:22-23


We have all had those bad, trying times when it seemed everything was crashing in on us.   Fifty years ago there was a song’s lyrics that proclaimed:  “Make the world go away, take it off my shoulders.”


You may have felt the weight of burdens that felt like the weight of the world.  You may have felt so much pressure you even screamed:  “Make the world go away!”   Some mornings you just pulled the sheet up to block out the day hoping the world would just go away.


Often, it is hard to face the reality of problems.   It would be so much easier if we could just escape the painful situations and they would go away.


GOD gave us an escape in two forms.   First, HE gave us HIS strength.  We do not have to rely upon our own weaknesses to support on our shoulder what may seem to be the weight of the world.  HE has enough strength for everyone in the world.


Second, HE gave us time with HIM to hand HIM our problems with simple prayers.  All you have to do is pray.   Ask GOD to take your problems and get them off your shoulder.   When you do, the problems of this world will go away. The burdens you fear are never to big for GOD.


Today’s prayer:  “Thank YOU, LORD, for taking away the burdens and fears that weigh me down.  Thank YOU for hearing my pleas and giving me YOUR strength to endure.  Amen.”