Roll every burden on Me (Jesus Christ). Cast your whole weight on Me. Never let go of your hold on Me for a moment. Be, as it were, rooted and planted in Me. Do this and I will never fail you. I will ever abide in you.– J.C. Ryle.
I have to sustain lots of exams in my journey to be a nurse. Moreover, failing an exam is one of the worst feelings. And failing an exam for the third time is devastating. All I was able to do was cry my pain and heart out to God. Further, I was inquiring all the whys on my situation but never getting an answer, or to be precise, not listening to the answer. When I look back on that moment and the understanding from the Holy Spirit, I came to comprehend that it was not God’s will for me to pass at that time.
Today’s devotional reading is from the Book of Psalm 55:22. Please, read our recent devotional from the Book of Hebrew 7:25: Jesus Christ: The Perfect Intercessor And High Priest
Do Not Be Proud, Cast Your Burden to Him
King David was the author of Psalm from today’s reading. In verse twenty-two, David encourages us to cast thy burden upon the Lord. It is odd to think that a King such as David casts his worries to another. Furthermore, this attitude is a piece of evidence that he acknowledges Yahweh is superior to him. David was not proud nor thought that he can control everything around him. He knows that he is at the mercy of Him who has created him.
Moreover, King David knew that God keeps His words and will sustain him. In all his troubles, he did not run to other people for council. Rather, he ran to God and cast to him all his strains.
Jesus Christ The Sustainer of All
Let us establish the fact that not all who cast their burdens to God will be helped. Why? Because it depends on two things, and this is how I understood it. First, when it is the will of God. We cannot expect God to do our bidding or requests because we are suffering. Likewise, we cannot assume all sufferings are punishment. And second, when we cast our burdens on God we should have faith in Him through Christ. Hence negating Him means we do not have faith in whom we are casting our burdens.
Let us, therefore, have faith in Jesus Christ and cast to Him all your burdens and He will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28-29)
This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV.
- Are you facing troubles and burdens in your life?
- How do you deal with them?
- Who do you confide in and cast your worries to?
- Have you cast your burdens on Jesus?
- Do you have faith that He will help you in your circumstances? Accept Jesus Now.
Almighty Father, we give praise and worship your name. Humbly, we ask for your forgiveness of our sins (mention your sins). O Lord, Jesus Christ, we are afflicted with many trials and burdens in our journey in this life. We lift up all our concerns to your Lord. For we know that our lives are in your hands and all you do is for our good. Grant us, Holy Spirit, the strength and faith to cling on Jesus Christ who sustains us. We pray these in Jesus’ name. Amen.