Monday, October 15, 2007

Cast thy burden on the Lord

Consider, that the greatest things with man are little things with God. We call the mountains great, but what are they? They are but “the small dust of the balance.” We call the nations great, and we speak of mighty empires, but the nations before him are but as “a drop in the bucket.” We call the islands great and talk of ours boastingly- "He taketh up the isles as a very little thing.” We speak of great men and of mighty- "The inhabitants of the earth in his sight are but as grasshoppers.” We talk of ponderous orbs moving millions of miles from us - in God’s sight they are but little atoms dancing up and down in the sunbeam of existence. Compared with God there is nothing great....

Suppose, now, that ye had all the troubles of all the people in the world, that they all came pouring on your devoted head: what are cataracts of trouble to God? "Drops in the bucket.” What are whole mountains of grief to him? Why, “he taketh up the mountains as the dust of the balance.” And he can easily remove your trials. Do not sit down then, thou son of weariness and want, and say, “My troubles are too great.” Hear the voice of mercy: “Cast thy burden on the Lord and he will sustain thee, he will never suffer the righteous to be moved.”

From a sermon entitled, "What Are The Clouds," delivered August 19, 1855.

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