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Cast Your Burdens

Cast your burdens on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. – Psalm 55:22

To cast is to throw off or away. This requires intent. You have to intentionally throw off or throw away those things that burden you.

  • Mental burdens

  • Emotional burdens

  • Burdens from past hurts, failures and disappointments.

If you want the Lord to sustain you, the first move is on YOU! Which means, you have to make a decision, then take action.

Key points about your burdens:

  1. You can only cast or throw away your burdens.

  2. No one can cast your burdens for you.

  3. You cannot cast or throw away someone else burdens.

  4. You have to cast your burdens on the Lord, NOT on other people.

Now, sustained does’t meant that you WON’T go through trials, but it does means that you will be supported, held up, and able to bear whatever you are going through. Thus, you WILL NOT be permitted to be moved.

When we realize that every thing that ever takes place in our lives, need God’s permission, we understand the true meaning of Him saying “I won’t permit” “You to be moved.”

But here's the key, this promise applies to the “righteous.” The righteous will never be permitted to be moved and our righteousness is in Christ. Remember the Bible says that on our best day, all of our righteousness is but filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). So when you are trying to do things in your righteousness apart from His righteousness, you will be moved.

  • Moved out of relationships you entered without Christ

  • Moved out of positions you obtained in your own strength

  • Moved out of opportunities in which you didn't seek His counsel

So what does it mean to be righteous? "But to him who does not work (in other words, do things in your own strength, of your own accord) but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly (put your trust in Jesus for all things), his (your) faith is accounted for righteousness" (Romans 4:5).

So when we have faith in and believe in Jesus, His righteousness is imputed to us. Just like the child who has faith in and believes (or trust) in his parents, he will seek his parents counsel and generally make better decisions. I always tell my kids,

"you're as smart as what you know, but you're as wise as who you trust. If you trust a fool, you'll be a fool...but if you trust wisdom, you'll make wise decisions."

On the contrary, the child that wants to be grown, and thinks they can do things on their own, while it may work for a season, eventually they find that all their efforts, to do things their own way and in their own strength are futile and they would have been better off seeking their parents counsel and taking their parents advice.

I encourage you today to put your TRUST in Jesus, DO what His word says, and REAP the benefits of His promises. Cast (do) your burdens...and never be moved (promise).

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