Casting, Carrying and Continuing.

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

King David knew the value of going to the Lord with his burdens.  David wasn’t a perfect man, however he was a man that loved God.  David made bad choices that impacted his entire family, especially his own life.  He had a special relationship with the Lord until he had fallen into sin and tried to cover it up.  Sin always has consequences.  Yet, David maintained an unwavering faith in the Lord.

There are times that we too can bring problems upon ourselves by disobedience to the Lord.  There may be consequences for our actions that we must pay, just like David.  It should be our desire to have a trust in God even during our self-inflicted storms.

Most times the difficulties we face are not of our own rebellion, rather trials of our faith.  Remember, those are precious times to the Lord, and will be to us.  David’s advice, by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, is to cast our burdens upon the Lord.  Much like Peter said in yesterdays devotion, Casting all our cares on Him.

The promise is that God will sustain us through our problems and we will be able to continue to stand for the Lord in the midst of trials.  Most times we want God’s deliverance from the problems, when God promises us that He will get us through them.  The promise that the Lord gave Paul is for us today as well, “…My grace is sufficient for thee…”

God is never our to destroy us.  He may be chastising us as we chose not to follow Him, but His correction is always designed to get us back in fellowship with Him.  If we are walking in right relationship with God, then our trials are designed to build us, draw others and glorify the Lord!!  That is why He will give us the strength to stand!!

Cast your burdens on the Lord, allow Him to carry you through and continue in faith.