You who have been carried by Me from birth and have been carried from the womb; Even to your old age I will be the same, and even to your graying years I will carry you! I have done it, and I will bear you; and I will carry you and I will save you. Isaiah 46:3-4.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
“The BLESSING of the LORD makes rich and adds no sorrow with it.”
I do not burden you with sorrow. In fact, I tell you to cast all your cares on Me because I care for you. Jesus bore your burdens and carried your sorrows. He took your infirmities. You have taken on loads too heavy for you to carry and they are breaking you down emotionally first and then breaking your body down and bringing on old age too swiftly.
The things that you carry are burdensome, a load for the weary. You, and those close to you, are stooped over, bowed down together, you cannot rescue the burden, but you yourselves have gone into captivity. Isaiah 46:1-2.
Worry and care take you captive and put you in bondage. You are not free to move forward and soar. You are caged by your worry, by your fixation on the problem and how you are going to solve it or escape it.
But listen to Me! You who have been borne by Me from birth and have been carried from the womb! Even to your old age I will be the same, and even to your graying years and beyond I will bear you. And I will not just drag you along either, I will bear you on eagle’s wings and bring you to Myself as my own special treasure and you shall be to Me a royal priest and a holy nation. Exodus 19:4-6.
Remember and be assured, remember the former things long past, for I AM God and there is no other, there is no righteous and saving God but Me. Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth, for I AM God and there is no other. Isaiah 45:21-22. I declare the end from the beginning and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, “My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good, perfect, and pleasant Will.” Isaiah 46:8-10.
David, the man after My own heart, from whom I had lifted many burdens that were too heavy for him, sang of Me, “Blessed be the LORD, who daily bears our burden and loads us with benefits, the God who is our salvation. God is to us a God of salvation (Yeshuah); and from the LORD (יהוה) the Lord (Adonai) belongs escape from death.” Psalm 68:19-20.
Many of you have taken on the care of things you cannot resolve on your own and they are a burden to you. You are worried and distracted by many things; but it does not have to be that way, you can simplify your life, because actually only one thing is necessary. Luke 10:41-42. And what is that one thing? Our relationship and it is hindered by your distractions with your burdens that I never meant for you to bear alone.
Now listen to Me and I will tell you what I have told you many times but you do not seem to believe it applies to your worry but it does. Do this and you shall live a carefree life. You may be saying that with your responsibilities and burdens that is impossible, but that is what the world, the flesh and the devil would like you to believe, you to you who are My little flock that I carry at My bosom, I have shown another Way.
It is a very simple but a very deeply profound line that should be the way you run your life. And it is so important I tell it to you in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. My servant Peter, who handled the burden of the diverse group of new believers in the forming body of the Church, learned the “secret” of a carefree life and handed it on to you, “cast all your cares (worries, anxiety) on Him, because He cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7. My servant David, who had the cares of first fleeing from Saul and then running a kingdom of diverse peoples—all the descendants of the twelve tribes of Israel—learned the secret also and handed it on to you, “Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” Psalm 55:22. And My Son put it this way, “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me,” John 14:1, and “Peace I leave you, My peace I give you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, nor fearful.” John 14:27.
It has to do with not letting your heart be troubled or afraid. In Psalm 116 the psalmist sings, “The terrors of hell came upon me and I found distress and sorrow.” Psalm 116:3. When negative circumstances and people come upon you, what are looking for and who are you looking to? You can find distress and sorrow or you can seek and find a different result. And the psalmist finds it! “Then I called upon the name of the LORD: ‘Please, LORD, save my life!’” Psalm 116:4. And the result? “Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has dealt generously with you. ‘For You have rescued my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling.’ I shall walk before the LORD in the land of the living. I believed when I said, ‘I am greatly afflicted.’” Psalm 116:7-10. And his testimony, “I love the LORD because He hears my voice and my pleas. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.” Psalm 116:1-2. And how will he call? With a voice of thanksgiving! “You have unfastened my restraints. I will offer You a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call upon the name of the LORD.” Psalm 116:16-17.
And now let show you the mechanics of it all, given to you by My Spirit through My servant Paul, who had more burdens, trials, difficult people, enemies, and storms than any of you will ever face! First, he tells you to rejoice always in Me. How can you do that in the midst of a storm? You think of Me your deliverer, your healer, your provider, and your rock of refuge and you run to the strong tower of My Name and cast your care on Me and declare My mighty Word to stop the storm and calm the troubled waters of your life and then leave it all to Me to deal with the other person’s heart or whatever else is the root of the problem. Just do your peaceful part.
And how do you do that? You sternly follow this, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, think about these things. As for the things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:6-8.
Mary did this when Joseph was ready to divorce her. She left it all to Me and I took care of it. And that was the pattern of her life. She did My Word to her and kept it above all else and let Me take care of all else. And I did. And I did that for Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Caleb, Deborah, Gideon, Ruth, Samuel, David, Jehoshaphat, Hezekiah, Esther, Elizabeth, Mary, John, Peter, Paul, and I could go on and on right to your present day and include YOU.
If you let people determine your peace it will stop increase. If you want to walk in heavenly realms you must make sure the Holy Spirit is at your helm pulling in union with you. Romans 8:26.
I bear your burdens if you will release them to Me. And how do you know you did? When you have peace in your heart and a song of praise in your mouth.
I love you. Cast your cares on Me because I care for you. I have given you a great good Shepherd and a great High Priest. I have you well covered in the Blood of My Son. And don’t ever forget, I AM the LORD of Hosts. Angelic armies are present and ready to save you.