Psalm 55:22 “Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall”.
Are you carrying burdens you were not meant to carry?
I’ll be honest. This subject is often a challenge for me, because I tend to carry burdens without even realizing it – until I find myself exhausted. I’m sure there are some people reading this who have dealt with some pretty major things, even just in the last few days, so when I say we need to cast our cares, I don’t say it lightly.
God doesn’t say it lightly, either.
The definition of “cast” means to fling, toss or hurl in a sudden motion. To “cast off” means to reject or discard.
The definition of “sustain” means to strengthen, uphold or support physically or mentally.
“Uphold” means to raise up, to prevent from falling or sinking; support; To maintain or affirm against opposition.
God is saying that if we toss and discard our cares on Him, He will support, uphold us, take care of us, and prevent us from falling or sinking against all opposition. We all have concerns. We all have worries. Some are much bigger than others. Jesus understands this, but He just wants us to hand them over to Him. He wants us to trust Him.
The more we pray and stay in communion with Him, the easier it will be to trust Him and cast our cares onto Him.
Whatever it is you’re dealing with today, cast it onto Jesus. (Casting your cares is not the same as living in denial because you refuse to worry.)
After you’ve done your part of casting it onto Him, leave the rest to Him and let Him do His part. He will sustain you in the midst of your situation.
Father God, our cares can be trusted with you. You are our sustainer. You strengthen, uphold, and support us. Show us what this looks like and how to cast our cares on you when we are hesitant to let go. Thank you for the ways that you love us!