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.
- 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!
- 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!