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Encourage0gram May 21, 2020

Posted by Pastor Rick John on

Encourage0gram  
May 21, 2020
 
NIV Psalm 55:22
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous be shaken.
 
Many years ago, when I was a young man a friend, Ruthie, gave me a small plaque with the words of Psalm 55:22 written on it.  I still have this plaque and it hangs in my office as a constant reminder to the truth in it!
 
To cast suggests that the care is too heavy!  I cannot bear it alone!  I am overwhelmed by its weight.  It is too large a problem for me to figure out. It may be a trap from which I cannot escape.
 
Therefore, I chose to throw it on the LORD.  This is a very wise choice.  Since He is All-knowing, All-powerful and All-loving!  He is the only one who can carry ALL cares!  He is able and willing to bear my burdens for me!  So, I pitch it to HIM.  I do not cast it to a philosophy or even a Bible text.
I am consciously giving it all to my Savior! 
 
God promise a double blessing on all who cast their cares on Him.

  1.  He will sustain ME.  I am weak but He is strong!  I am perplexed but He knows it all perfectly. This is a step of faith since I am trusting in an unseen God.  But He sees everything!  Not only is He willing to carry my care, He is willing to carry ME! 
  2. And the future looks brighter because the Lord will keep me.  I will not   be shaken.  Sin causes us to totter and shake.  But we have a Savior who defeated sin, so we are assured of victory!  This victory will be seen in a more sure-footed walk-through life. 


I do not know what "care" you are carrying today.  But I urge on the basis of this verse and my own lifelong experiences - cast your cares on Him. 
 
We often say to others, "Take Care" but I had a dear friend in college who always signed his name to a letter with the conclusion - "Cast Cares!"  This is wise advice!
 
May you experience our Lord's sustaining strength today!  
Pastor Rick

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