Isaiah describes idols as things that must be carried by us – burdens to be borne (46:1-2). “Bel … Nebo … The things that you carry are burdensome …” (v.1)

But then he describes God as carrying us, bearing us through all our burdens (vv.3-4)!  “You who have been borne by Me … And have been carried … I shall bear you! … I shall carry you … I shall bear you …” (vv.3-4)

Here is one great difference between the True God and idols …

“I am God, and there is no other;

I am God, and there is no one like Me,

Declaring the end from the beginning

And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established,

And I will accomplish all My good pleasure.’” (vv.9-10)

Have your “gods” become a burden to you?  Have you spent your life propping them up—trying desperately to believe that they are all-powerful and all-important … investing incredible amounts of energy chasing them and trying to make them perform/ deliver for you?

What a burden!

How much better to be carried by the one true God—the Creator of all things and the one who, in His sovereignty, providentially guides all things to their appointed end?