Scripture promises that we can cast our burdens unto Jesus. What a blessing that is!
What deep joy we have when we understand He always helps us through whatever burdens us because He cares so much for us!
Several years ago, the Watoto Children’s Choir came to my church and performed. I loved every song they sang but Cast Your Burdens stuck with me more than any other.
In fact, their sweet singing of that song goes through my head every time I think of it, even now!
It’s not just the song, though. The understanding that we are loved so much that Jesus will carry our burdens for us frees us from a lifetime of being weighed down by worry.
In the Cast Your Burdens free retreat theme, I share with you many ideas to use for an entire retreat including song, craft, door prize, and prayer ideas.
This post expands on the scriptures and provides a free printable that you could add to women’s retreat folders. Or, simply print them for your personal use to help you remember you are never alone!
Helpful Scriptures to Cast Your Burdens on Jesus
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Luke 12:25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
Galatians 6:2 Help carry each other’s burdens. In this way you will follow Christ’s teachings.
Psalm 18:6 But in my distress I cried out to the Lord; yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry to him reached his ears.
Romans 8:18 I believe that the present suffering is nothing compared to the coming glory that is going to be revealed to us.
Isaiah 10:27 On that day, God will remove the burden from your shoulder and destroy the yoke on your neck.
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Psalm 68:19-20 The Lord deserves praise! Day after day he carries our burden, the God who delivers us. Our God is a God who delivers; the Lord, the sovereign Lord, can rescue from death.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God among you is powerful— he will save and he will take joyful delight in you. In his love he will renew you with his love; he will celebrate with singing because of you.
Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the Lord—he will support you! God will never let the righteous be shaken!
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
Psalm 46:1-2 God is our refuge and strength, a great help in times of distress. Therefore we will not be frightened when the earth roars, when the mountains shake in the depths of the seas.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Psalm 138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.
Philippians 4:6-7 Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving. Then God’s peace, which goes far beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your hearts and minds in union with the Messiah Jesus.
Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.
How to Use These Scriptures to Cast Your Burdens unto Jesus
The Cast Your Burdens Scriptures can be used for your personal spiritual study and as an accessory to the Cast Your Burdens retreat theme.
How do I give God my burdens?
Being able to give our burdens to God lifts such a huge weight from us. God assures us He will take care of our struggles, and peace comes to us with that understanding.
I hear many women say they give their worries to Jesus but then they end up taking them back. This proves that casting our burdens unto Jesus isn’t a one time done event.
Instead, be diligent in your prayers and conversations with God. Hold these scriptures tight, and speak them against your worries.
Think about what is true, noble, right, pure, noble, admirable (Philippians 4:8) and be filled with God’s love, joy, peace, and prosperity. Let Him take on your worry so that the burden of it will be lifted.
What are examples of burdens?
Dictionary.com defines burden as ‘that which is carried; load’ and that which is borne of difficulty.
Examples of burdens in your life could be a loved ones illness, a difficult co-worker or career situation, financial difficulties, or your child struggling to find his way.
There are many other examples as well, and we each have our own burdens to bear. Keep praying for God to lift your burdens, Know that even though situations might not always change, our feelings and reactions to them will change with God carrying the struggle for us.
What God says about worry and fear?
Previously, I mentioned Philippians 4:8, but let’s now take a look at the couple of verses directly before it which teaches us what God says about worry and fear.
Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving. Then God’s peace, which goes far beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your hearts and minds in union with the Messiah Jesus.”.
Although it’s hard to remember this when we’re right in the middle of worry, keep these verses close. Scripture will guide you through each situation you face.