“Cast your burden on the LORD, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved!” Psalm 55:22
Why are we so determined to carry our own burdens, when we have proved countless times that we are utterly insufficient for the task?… We often mope about in sadness and depression with heavy hearts — when we foolishly, ignorantly, and obstinately refuse to cast our burden on the LORD.
The Lord Jesus has proven Himself fully capable and willing to carry our heaviest burdens. The heaviest load that has ever been carried was carried by Him, for “the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all!” Isaiah 53:6. It was the tremendous weight of our sins made His — which laid Him low in the garden of Gethsemane, and pressed His blood through the pores of His skin. In infinite mercy and grace, He bore our sins, our guilt, and our shame in His own body on the cruel tree, and was made a curse for us — that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. He not only carried our sins to Calvary’s cross, He took them away forever by the sacrifice of Himself. “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us!” Psalm 103:12
Children of God, let us forever cease from self-dependence — and cast every burden on our mighty Savior. It doesn’t matter what the burden is, or how heavy the load is — the Lord Jesus is ready, able, and willing to bear it for us. We need not bear it even for a moment. It is our glorious right and God-given privilege as the beloved children of God, to cast every care and every burden on our Savior.
Are your struggling to carry a burden of guilt and sin? Struggle no longer and stumble no more. Cast your sin and guilt on Him! He will . . .
receive you, and
Are your responsibilities stressful and overwhelming your soul? Do not neglect them, but do not presume that you are sufficient to do anything on your own.
Cast them on Him,
seek His grace,
depend on His mighty arm
— and He will sustain you!
Is your heart laid low with heavy cares and secret troubles? Cast them all on Christ! …
His power and grace are sufficient for us in all things . . .
in every trial,
in every circumstance,
and in every temptation.
He will sustain us to the end. He will never allow His righteous ones to be moved. He loves them with an everlasting immutable love! They will never be utterly forsaken or cast down. He . . .
provides for their souls, and
sustains them freely forever by His almighty grace!
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you!” 1 Peter 5:6-7
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