Shouldering or casting?

No matter what the weight, the longer we carry something, the heavier it seems, and the more difficult the task.

“Cast your burden on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” (Psalm 55:22)

Throughout this psalm, David pours out his burden- the noise of the enemy, oppression of the wicked, trouble, anger, grudges against him, fear of death, hurt of betrayal, taunts, strife–“the raging wind and tempest” of his life–in complaint and plea for mercy. And there he rests. “I will trust in you.”

“There is none like God…who rides the heavens to your help. The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:26,27

Cloud arms encircling, God holds the world 1

“Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God….casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7

Good Father, trustworthy and strong, this day I transfer my cares from my shoulders to  You. All of them. I cast, You carry. You hear, You receive, You answer, You contend with those who contend with me (Isaiah 49:25), and You will never permit me to be moved. Hallelujah.

                                      “The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose,                                                                            I will not, I will not desert to his foes;                                                                                           That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,                                                                    I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.”                                                                                 Unknown, probably 18th century





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