This chapter leads me to ask if religion is a burden. As from verse 4:
4 Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
For those who worship idols, these false gods are carried by those who worship them. Are we driven by money? Or lust? Or some other materialistic things? If so, doesn’t it feel like a burden? As if we are carrying things we worship around? Always worrying about money, or worrying about the next girl to woo. It’s a self-deprecating process. This passage lets us know that God carries his people and has done so since birth, and he will not stop carrying and rescuing us even at old age. Will something materialistic make that promise?