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
(Dedicated to Emberley’s friends and family)
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.
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