Undertake For Me
Jesus, I feel so overwhelmed –
Won’t you undertake for me?
Exchange these burdens of my heart
For the sweetness of Your peace.
I cast these cares upon You, Lord –
I cannot hold them anymore;
They are like the waves upon the sea,
Relentless against the shore.
I roll these troubles unto You,
I cannot bear them though I’ve tried;
I let them fall down around Your feet,
With all these tears that I’ve cried.
Exchange all these troubles, Lord,
For the joy that is Yours alone,
I place them all into Your arms,
As I worship around Your throne.
I will take Your yoke upon me, Jesus –
Oh, it makes for such a lighter load!
With Your joy and strength within my heart,
We journey together down this road.
September 28, 2021
This poem (below) was written based on a friend’s Facebook post today about being overwhelmed. These passages (or should I say, promises!) came to mind (some word definitions under the verses):
Isaiah 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.
Undertake: Technically, to traffic (as if by barter); also or give to be security (as a kind of exchange); To have fellowship with, share; To take upon oneself; To take upon or assume any business or province.
Psalms 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
Cast: to throw out, down or away (literally or figuratively).
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Casting: to throw upon, place upon.
Matthew 11:28-30 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.