“On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.” — Psalm 62:7 (NASB)
When we lean on something, we trust that thing will hold us up. Have you ever leaned on a tree or a wall? Did you push against the tree before you leaned on it, or push against the wall to make sure it wouldn’t move? No, because you trusted they would hold you up.
All throughout Scripture, there are several incidents in which people had to lean on or put their full weight on God. Putting your full weight on anything can be scary, but God promises in 1 Peter 5:7 that you can “cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
The Father is hoping we will trust Him to hold us up and put our full weight upon Him. Jesus says it this way in Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG): “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me — watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
In order to trust, rely and depend on a holy God, we must learn to put our full weight upon Him.
— Fleceia Comeaux, Houston Dash chaplain
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