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Cast Your Burdens On Him

Focus verse

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:2

Devotion

There are times in our life when our struggles and pain are connected to the burdens we are carrying. It’s not just our external circumstances, but also our fears about the future.

The good news is that when we cast our burdens on the Lord, He promises to sustain us.

Indeed, that’s been my experience. It’s been in my moments of greatest weakness when I’ve most cried out to God, that I’ve received deep revelation of who He is and experienced His peace.

To illustrate, I’d love to share a poem I wrote when I was experiencing a season of heaviness and how God met me in my darkness:

“I trudge up the hill

Bearing my burdens with a groan

My heart buckling under the weight

Of carrying a load alone

The pressure becomes intolerable

I relinquish my desire to control

My soul cries out in despair:

“Lord, I need you. Take my all.”

In that sweet moment of surrender

The eyes of my heart see afresh

Your glory and Your splendour

Breaking every fear of the flesh

Then as a crashing wave

Peace inundates my soul

It permeates my every thought

Making me new. Making me whole.”

Surrender. It’s what moves us to relinquish our sin, our disappointments, our desires.

It’s in surrender that God meets us by His Spirit and opens our eyes to His beautiful glory. It’s in surrender that we can finally take our eyes off ourselves and shift our gaze onto the God who made the earth, the sea, and the sky. And it’s in surrender that we can finally praise the Lord.

Questions for reflection

  • What burdens are you carrying at the moment?
  • What are you believing in that does not align with Truth from God’s word?
  • Take some moments to pray in surrender to God.

Prayer

Lord, I know I’m carrying heavy burdens and I’m not fully trusting in You. I’m sorry. Lord, help me now, I pray. I surrender my burdens to You again. Help me see You as You are. You are holy, God. You are good, Lord. You are mighty in power, Father. Amen!

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