You know about carrying worries and burdens. Your mom is sick with a stomach disorder that keeps her in bed most nights and weekends. She’s already missed a lot of work, and the doctor bills are piling up. You help with your little sisters, cook meals, and keep the house clean so your dad can care for your mom. Sometimes, after you wash dishes and put your sisters to bed, you’re too tired to tackle your homework. You definitely need the Lord to hold you up and carry your burdens for you.
Worries come in all shapes and sizes, and they can be heavy. Your burden might be divorced parents, hating the way you look, a crabby grandparent who lives with you, money worries, or living in a dangerous neighborhood. Whatever the problem that causes you to stumble, the solution is the same. “The steps of the godly are directed by the LORD. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.” (Psalm 37:23-24 NLT) Think of a small child holding onto her daddy’s hand. She trips over a rock, but Daddy’s hand grips hers tight so she doesn’t fall. That’s how your heavenly Father holds you. Hold onto God, and let him carry your worries.