The God Who Carries Us (Isaiah 46:4)

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The God Who Carries Us (Isaiah 46:4).In (Isaiah 46:4), God says, “Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you.”

The word translated “carry” is the word “cabal”, which means to carry or to bear a load or a burden. According to Gesenius’ Hebrew-ChaldeeLexicon, “cabal” is also used figuratively to mean “to bear griefs, sins, etc.; i.e to relieve the penalties which another has deserved”. It’s the same word translated “carried” in Isaiah 53:4, where we read that the Messiah has “borne out griefs and carried our sorrows”.

In Isaiah 46: 3, God says to the house (descendants) of Jacob (Israel, but also meaning modern-day believers in Christ, as Galatians 3:29 says these believers are the true children of Abraham- not negating or discontinuing God’s everlasting promises to Israel as a nation but recognizing the extension of God’s spiritual promises to all those who believe in Yeshua as Messiah) God says we have been borne by Him from our birth, and carried from the womb.

Similarly, the word translated “bear” or “borne” in both Isaiah 46 and Isaiah 53 is “nasa’”, which has a breadth of meaning, including “to lift, carry, help, hold up.”

Psalm 55:22 says, “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” And in 1 Peter 5: 7 we read, “Cast all your care (anxiety) on him (God) because he cares for you.”

Life is full of burdens. Jesus testified to the truth so in Him we can have peace. In John 14: 33, He says, “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

In Psalm 34:19, David wrote, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers (rescues) him out of them all.”

We were hever meant to carry life’s burdens alone but rather to BE carried by the One Who promises that from womb to old age, He is the One who has made us, will bear us, will carry us, and will deliver us.

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