“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.” Psalm 55:22Psalm 55
Before my stroke, I had an extremely quick mind. I could remember and process many details at the same time for the deals in the legal department where I worked. I had a physically able body and could complete daily tasks without a second thought. My tendency, however, was to forget that God was carrying me through each task I did each day.
Think of the child riding in the “race car” attached to the shopping cart. Mom or dad is pushing it through the store, but the child thinks he’s the one doing the racing. It can be tough to admit when this describes our own lives. When aspects of our lives grow more and more burdensome, we begin to see more and more that it is God carrying us through. He’s “pushing the cart”!
Basic tasks, from getting a sock on my paralyzed foot to putting in my contacts, are a challenge. But I am better able to see that it is God who carries me through each day, as He always has been doing. And I can say along with David, “Praise be to the LORD… who daily bears our burdens” (Psalm 68:19).
“Do not let earthly care impede. For great your strength when great your need.” (Carl G. Boberg, 1885)