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Cast Your Burden  



Psalm 55:22

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved,” Psalm 55:22.


I am a fixer. I want to be in control and I want solutions to be in my hands. If I was on an airplane that lost the pilot and they needed someone to bring the plane down safely, I would want to be that guy! I do not want my life in the hands of someone else, I trust me!

So, because of this, I tend to be a little slow when it comes to casting off my burdens. I do not cast them on anyone else, I just try to carry and compartmentalize them myself, usually without success.

It is easy for us to forget that we have a God that is in the burden relieving business. Not only will He take our burdens, but also He wants to take our burdens.

In today’s passage David, through song, reminds us of this truth. This psalm specifically speaks of the burden of dealing with our enemies, but the Bible is clear that the Lord wants all of our burdens.

What will you do with your burdens? Are you guilty of holding on to your burdens? Do you try to cast your burdens upon excuses or the shoulders of others? Let this song be a reminder that the place for our burdens is on the Lord.




Do you have something that hinders you from casting your burdens on the Lord?

Nathan Rogers

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Cast Your Burdens

Psalm 55:22
“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved,” Psalm 55:22.

The stooped man moved slowly but steadily down the road toward his home. At the end of the poles, balanced on each shoulder, were buckets filled with the essential water his household needed for the day. The task would be repeated every day until he grew so old he could no longer bear the weight of the water. Then, one day a man came to the village and taught them how to dig a well. Now, water was abundant for every household. The man, however, could choose not to use the well and continue the laborious task of carrying water. On the other hand, what honor is there in carrying unnecessary burdens on one’s shoulders? There is none.
Likewise, Jesus offers to relieve us of our burdens. Trials and troubles are heavy when we try to carry them; they bow us over, cause sleepless nights and form worry wrinkles on our faces. Who wants wrinkles? Instead, we can pray telling Jesus our problems, who takes them to the Father. The Father is touched by our infirmities and answers them according to His will (Heb. 4:15).
Often, instead of leaving our burdens with the Father, we pick them up again, straining needlessly under the weight. Through our actions we say to Him, I do not believe you can help me, my faith is weak in Your ability to carry my burdens.

When we carry our own burdens, trials and troubles, we forfeit the opportunity for blessings and steal the opportunity for Jesus to be glorified.

Beverly Barnett


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