ABC’s of Faith
Cast your cares on the Lord
Psalm 55:22New International Version (NIV)
22 Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.
In other versions this same verse says, Give you burdens to the Lord.
This particular version seems to fit a little more closely as life can seem like a burden at times. Life is life, life is driven by worldly passions and life can become a heavy burden that quickly goes beyond our power to manage. Life is heavy. Burdens can make your heart feel heavy and burdens are usually prominent when we see something painful in our future.
We are told to give those burdens to God; it doesn’t matter if those burdens are lost jobs, financial ruin, wayward children, poor health or any number of other painful things. Scripture tells us to give those things over to God and HE WILL SUSTAIN US.
How to turn those things over seems to be the real question. Yes we want God’s help in troubled times, who wouldn’t? But handing things over is easier said than done. How?
Prayer is the way we communicate with God, but think about how you approach God.
Look at Hebrews 4:16. Hebrews 4:16
16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Do you approach God with boldness and confidence or meekly and afraid? Are you afraid to ask God to meet your needs even though scripture tells us again and again He is there to help us?
Notice in Hebrews 4:16 that God does not promise that we won’t get blasted with some mighty ugly stuff, we all know that we just may, in fact probably will at some point. However and more importantly, He does promise grace and mercy to get us through these times. When He allows painful events, He will provide for EVERY NEED those events create.
Check out Psalm 50:15 also.
Listen my friends, He promises that He will provide……..take the time to read the following scripture and store it in your heart.
Cast your burdens on Him and know that in times of trouble you will receive the wisdom you need to make the tough decisions. James 1:5
Cast your burdens on Him and know that you will receive the finances you need to fulfill the call He puts on your life. Matthew 6:33
Cast your burdens on Him and know that you will receive the comfort you need for all your heartaches. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Cast your burdens on Him and know that you will receive the grace you need to be faithful to God when the going gets tough. 2 Corinthians 9:8
Cast your burdens on Him and know that your will receive the strength you need to carry on. Phil 4:13
Cast your burdens on Him and receive all the joy in Him that makes the situation bearable. Romans 8:18
It is quite simple really (not the same as easy). If you trust God and take Him at His word, go ahead, give Him your burdens, He will sustain you. Period. Do you believe it kinda, sorta or do you believe it enough to just do it?
…………….and so I ride