Isaiah 53:4 (NLT)
Yet it was our weaknesses he carried;
it was our sorrow that weighed him down.
And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,
a punishment for his own sins!
But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins
the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
What the Lamb of God has come to do is this: to take upon himself all of our weakness, sorrow, and sin that weighs so heavy—and put it all on himself! We all know what this burden feels like—the burden of our weakness, when we just don’t know what to do, and the burden of death as life becomes so hopeless. That is why Jesus, the Lamb of God, was known as a man of sorrows, as he bore the depth of our rebellion, sin, and punishment upon Himself.
Today are you full of burden? Is your heart heavy? Instead of carrying it yourself or try to deal with it alone, stop and look (pay attention), for this Jesus, the LAMB of God has taken our burdens upon HIMSELF!
Prayer: “Now may the God of peace, who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, make us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.” [Bobby Gross, Living the Christian Year. Page 211]
Continue in prayer as you listen to this song “Forgiven” by Bethel Music.