7/23 Psalm 55:22

22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

The burdens of life can be like lugging around a couple of fifty-pound suitcases. You might be able to do it for a while on your own, until you hit a flight of stairs, and eventually there are always stairs to climb. Those who have a relationship with the LORD have a solution to life's hardships. Cast that burden on the LORD. Give Him all the anxiety, the frustration, the weight of whatever it is you've been trying to lug around on your own.

When you know that the LORD has called you into His service, you can know that whatever hinders you from that service is something He will gladly carry for you. He knows how small your shoulders are. Do you know how big His are? He can easily carry what seems impossible to you and me.

"Cast" is a term we use when we fish with a line. You heave the pole and let the line fly as far out as it will go. That is how we must deal with our burdens. Don't halfheartedly hand them to the LORD. Cast them upon Him. Every time you find you have reeled them back in, just cast them again. Know that He is willing and much more capable than you to take care of them. Now you are free to go about serving Him unhindered by those burdens.

If He is your righteousness and you are walking with Him, He will not allow the circumstances of life to remove you from His service. He will help you to stay on track.

Remember: Keep casting. He will gladly carry those burdens so that you can be about your Father's business.