Josh and Laura ~

Some encouragement from the Bible and John Piper ~

God pledges to Carry Our Burdens ~

Psalm 55:22, “Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”

The word for “burden” here is lot. What is your lot in life today? What has providence brought you? In the end, this is of the Lord. And He will carry it for you. It is not meant to crush you or carry you away. It is meant to test your trust in God to carry it for you.”

Psalm 16:5, “The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.”

Psalm 63:8, “My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.”

God Pledges to Carry You – All Your Life

Isaiah 46: 3-4, “Hearken to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age I am He, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.”


It was wonderful to spend an extra day with you this weekend. Blessings on both of you!

ht: Pierced by the Word ~ by John Piper

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

7 thoughts on “Josh and Laura ~

  1. So great to see those 2 smiling on that beach. So deserving, so loving… such great peeps!

    Michelle Carnes

  2. Thank you Mom and Dad for your gracious hospitality throughout our visit to CA. We enjoyed every moment we were able to spend with the whole family. We also loved getting to spend time with just the two of you at your welcoming, cozy home/city. We love you and thank God for you and are already looking forward to spending more time together at Thanksgiving. Love, Josh & Laura

  3. Ellen, the photos are awesome!!!
    I have to tell you…the words—the burdens so struck a chord in my heart tonight.
    My husband and I talked at supper about the “burden” I am carrying—-crying tears in the lap of my Lord last night…I knew that when we started doing “more for Him” we would be hit by the enemy…it is inevitable…but God is with us. To carry the burden.
    Ellen, thank you for sharing that—it is what I needed to hear. (read) And thank you for ALWAYS being so encouraging to me on my blog!
    I love and appreciate you!!!

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