Monday, May 06, 2024

Smith: hand over the keys

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
    who daily bears our burdens.
    —Psalm 68:19 (NIV)
    In laying off your burdens, therefore, the first one you must get rid of is yourself. You must hand yourself and all your inward experience, your temptations, your temperament, your frames and feelings, all over into the care and keeping of your God, and leave them there. He made you and therefore He understands you and knows how to manage you, and you must trust Him to do it.
    ... Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911), Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life, London: F. E. Longley, 1876, p. 32 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 68:19; Joel 2:21; Matt. 6:25,27,31-34; 16:24; Luke 9:23; 12:25-26,29; Rom. 12:10; 2 Tim. 2:21; 1 Pet. 2:24
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I place all my cares with You.
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