But Lord I'm Casting!

Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
— Psalm 55:22

Cast. Sustained. Unmoved. 

Notice we must first cast our burdens on the Lord before He can sustain us. There is not a lot He can do if we keep trying to carry them around ourselves. He will not suffer the righteous to be moved, but we have to give Him the space to work. 

Life can be like a cha cha. A couple steps forward and then back. But, with God, we can continue to make forward progress. We can plant our feet firmly at each stage learning the lessons He has for us with each step. 

There is faith required with casting. We cannot just say "Lord, I'm casting, I'm casting," and yet keep carrying those burdens around. We have to actually have the faith that He has them and not try to take them back. 

Sometimes we are like, "Lord, why aren't you taking them?" when He is trying but we are still clinging to them with clenched fists.

The definition of "cast" is to throw forcefully. If we want God to sustain us, rather than trying to manipulate situations and sustain ourselves, then we have to really let go of burdens. 

All your trials, all your troubles, all your fears. Let them go. 

Do you believe God can sustain you? Are you showing that with your actions? Or, are you holding on to anxiety not really able to let it go?

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." Philippians 4:6

Then cast and receive peace. Let the Holder of The World hold your heart. After all, He created it. 

To Ponder:

Am I clinging to my burdens with clenched fists? It's time to let go and let God. 


Heavenly Father, 

When I'm clinging tightly to the things I need to let go of, remind me to trust You. Remind me to release my grip and give You the time and space to work. 

Take over. I am opening my hands and giving my burdens to You. Put peace in my heart Father. 

Sustain me and plant me firmly that I will be unmoved in faith. 

In Jesus Name, Amen. 

Lori HilComment