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Cast Your Burden

July 25, 2019


Cast Your Burden

We all have legitimate cares and concerns  that we need to tend to every day.     That is a given  in this life.     And,  we will often have overwhelming problems  that are far beyond our ability  to overcome.      That is when we are likely  to become anxious  to an extreme,  but this extreme anxiety can be sinful.

In times of stress,  we know we need God’s help,  but, we might take it upon ourselves  to tell God  how to solve our problem for us.     In other words,  we might imagine that we’re wiser  than our Lord  and that we can instruct Him  as to what should be done  and how — like He’s some sort of servant  to us.     That is a bossy and sinful feeling.     We might even feel God has forgotten us  or does not care for our needs,  and so,  grudgingly and with self-determination  decide to solve our problem  without the Lord’s help.

When we become overly anxious,  we begin to doubt God’s love.     Then we become mistrustful and loveless  towards the Lord.     Those sorts of feelings  hinder our prayers because they are bitter towards God.     When we lose our faith and confidence  in God,  we begin looking  for other  worldly solutions  to our problems,  and that can bring on disaster.

King David had extremely difficult problems  with some enemies,  and even a close friend’s betrayal.     There was no way he could resolve  all that was going on,  so he remembered his confidence  in God’s constant care.     He laid out his problems before the Lord  and sang  in Psalm 55:22,

Cast your burden upon the LORD,  and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the righteous  to be shaken.

David is telling us  to dump all  of our problems  upon the LORD — and he tells of God’s promise  to sustain us  in our problems.     But,  we need to note David’s qualification — “He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.”      Who are the righteous?     Who has done enough good  to actually be called righteous.      How can we become righteous?      Romans 4:5 tells us,

But  to the one who does not work,  but believes  in Him who justifies the ungodly,  his faith  is reckoned as righteousness.

When we believe  that God Almighty “justifies the ungodly,  that  faith of ours  is counted as true  righteousness  in the eyes of God.      We know we are sinners — we are the ungodly.     But,  faith in the blood of Jesus  to wash away our sins  justifies us.

That means  that God will sustain us  in our faith  when we cast our burdens upon Him.     God will give us the peace  that comes from trusting Him,  so that we won’t be all shook up.     Let us trust in God’s power  to help with all of our problems.     In peace,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  You know our every need  even before we are aware of them.     Help us to remember Your faithfulness  as we think  on how You  have  loved us  in Jesus Christ.     And then,  help us to apply Your proven love  to the burdens we cast on You today.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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