Leave It There
Humble yourselves…casting all your care upon Him. 1 Peter 5:6-7
Charles Tindley lived a remarkable life. Born into slavery in 1851, he taught himself to read so he could read his Bible. He had a special heart for the Lord. After emancipation, he moved to Philadelphia and found a job as a church janitor. Eventually he became the church’s pastor. One day a Christian came to him overwhelmed with worry and asking what to do. “Put all your troubles in a sack,” said Tindley, “take ‘em to the Lord, and leave ‘em there.” Later, Tindley composed a popular hymn, “Leave It There.”
That requires faith, but it also takes humility. First Peter 5:5 says, “God… gives grace to the humble.” Verse 6 says, “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God.” And verse 7 says, “Casting all your care upon Him.”
When we bring our burdens to the Lord and leave them there, we’re acknowledging that we cannot solve every problem. We look in humble faith to Him who can do more than we can and who cares for us more than we know.
Just remember, in His Word, how He feeds the little bird / Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there. Charles Tindley
Christian Meditation: Humble Yourself & Cast Your Cares on the Lord