Who’s Carrying Your Burden?

There is an anonymous poem that has been around awhile.  It goes like this:

Broken Dreams

 As children bring their broken toys with tears for us to mend

I brought my broken dreams to God, because He was my friend

But then instead of leaving Him in peace to work alone

I hung around and tried to help with ways that were my own.

At last I snatched them back and said, “How can You be so slow”?

“My child”, He said, “What could I do?  You never would let go.”

Kind of makes you want to shake your head to imagine such silliness, doesn’t it?  But think about it a minute, in a different light.  How many times have we done exactly that to the Lord?  We say, “Lord, I’ll let you save me, but I won’t bother you with my burdens, I’ll carry them myself.”  “I’ll trust You to keep me out of Hell, but my problems are all my fault – let me help you solve them.”  “God, you take care of the big problems I can’t handle, I’ll take care of the rest”.  If we can trust God to save us from Hell, don’t you think we can cast ALL our cares upon Him?  Psalm 55:22 and I Peter 5:7 tells us we can.   The Bible is full of verses and examples that tell us just that.  Why don’t we resolve to do just that in this new year?