Maranatha Devotionals

Beside the Still Waters – Cast Thy Burden

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

Oh what a blessing this verse is when one of God’s children is going through trials. Sometimes our burdens seem to weigh us down. But my friend, we born again believers have a Heavenly Father who cares for us and desires to relieve us of our burdens. The God of all creation wants us to call upon Him. As I pondered this thought, I did a search in my Bible software on the phrase “upon the Lord” – what comfort and joy the search results brought to me. Let me share some of them with you:

In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears. (2 Sam. 22:7)And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called upon the LORD; and he answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt offering. (1 Chron. 21:26)

Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time, and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon the LORD God of their fathers. (2 Chron. 13:18 )

I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. (Psalm 18:3)

In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. (Psalm 18:6)

For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. (Psalm 37:9)

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

Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them. (Psalm 99:6)

I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place. (Psalm 118:5)

Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us. (Psalm 123:2)

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isa 40:31)

And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction. (1 Cor. 7:35)

Our Father cares for His children so much and longs to have this close relationship with us. So many of us take this for granted and don’t go to Him with all our cares. Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (1 Pet 5:7) Don’t you desire to run to a place where the Father is waiting to listen to your every word? He is not distracted by the television. He is not indifferent to your needs. He will be as close to you as you allow Him to be.

Dear God…
I want to be so close to You … so much so that one can tell by my actions that I have come in contact with You! May you be glorified in my every thought, word and deed! Amen

3 Comments

  1. Bro Tim

    I thank God that he is a burden lifter. He always knows how to deal with the burden on my heart. I have had a many a burden that I didn’t know what I was going to do and he came through just like he said. Praise the Lord for he goodness. Good Post.\
    Bro Tim

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this, dear Kate. Ah, the trial of our faith is so precious to our Lord.

    As Peter wrote to us in his first letter: “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 1:7. And as Paul wrote in his letter to the Galatians: “Let us not be weary in well doing : for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9. There is only one who can and wants to strengthen us so we can do all things through Christ which strengthened us. We need to go “unto the Lord”. We need to keep the “word of his patience” and he will “keep us from the hour of temptation” that is coming upon the whole world (see Revelation 3:10). And he is willing to supply us with that patience!!!!!!

    What a Saviour. What lovingkindness and tenderness he has for his own–the Lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world. Glory, glory!! And, as Peter said to our Lord, “Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.” We can only go unto the Lord.

    Praying for you.

    Your sister in Christ, Sharon Ward

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