Burdens Cast on Him

July 14            Burdens Cast on Him

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

It is a heavy burden; roll it on Omnipotence. It is your burden now, and it crushes you; but when the Lord takes it, He will make nothing of it. If you are called still to bear, "he will sustain you." It will be on Him and not on you. You will be so upheld under it that the burden will be a blessing. Bring the Lord into the matter, and you will stand upright under that which in itself would bow you down.

Our worst fear is lest our trial should drive us from the path of duty; but this the Lord will never suffer. If we are righteous before Him, He will not endure that our affliction should move us from our standing. In Jesus He accepts us as righteous, and in Jesus He will keep us so.

What about the present moment? Are you going forth to this day's trial alone? Are your poor shoulders again to be galled with the oppressive load? Be not so foolish. Tell the Lord all about your grief and leave it with Him. Don't cast your burden down and then take it up again; but roll it on the Lord and leave it there. Then shall you walk at large, a joyful and unburdened believer, singing the praises of your great Burden-bearer.

Faith’s Checkbook – Devotionals by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Revised -Brent Boatwright