This is Something To Remember In Times Of Trouble

Cast your burden on the Lord,
And He shall sustain you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be moved
— Psalm 55:22

Have you ever tried to place yourself in David’s shoes while reading some the Psalms that tell of his constant attacks and burdens from the hands of his enemies?  Every time I read about David’s woes I often wonder how I would react.  If you want to know how King David faced the constant burdens of his enemies, simply look at Psalm 140. David cast his burdens upon the Lord. Even though his enemies had tried to trap him, David said, " I said to the Lord: “You are my God; Hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord. O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle." (Psalm 140:6–7).  David basically said, "Lord, I place it on you." Isn't it great that we have a God on whom we can cast our burdens?

While I was in full time ministry, numerous times I faced attacks and burdens from enemies from within and without.  Pastor’s will know exactly what I’m talking about.  It wasn’t my place to get even or handle some of the situations in my own power.  I turned the battles and burdens over to the Lord.  Psalms 55:22 and Psalms 140 has helped me through many delicate situations.  You would never believe some of the attacks I went through that came from Christians within the church.  Some were more vicious than anything I would suffer from outside the church.  I may have been the bad guy in their eyes, but they were not my enemies even though they meant me harm.  David had a son named Absalom who was trying to do David harm, but David loved him in spite.  I learned to do the same and it wasn’t always easy to do so.  The flesh wants to beat somebody up!   

Pastors have more than their share of troubling situations involving personal attacks, but all Christians go through it.  What about you, are you burdened today?  Is something troubling you? Do you have anxiety over some situation?  Maybe it is a problem at work. Maybe it is an issue with your spouse, your children, or your parents.  It may be a good friend or co-worker who has turned against you.  Maybe someone you trusted has turned their back on you or lied about you.  Whatever your burden may be, David has given you the example. Cast it on the Lord. He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be moved.

Praise God, what a wonderful promise from our God and David is proof that it works.  David loved King Saul but Saul was trying to kill him.  David loved his son Absalom but Absalom was try to kill him.  David never sought revenge on either and mourned both Saul and Absalom’s death.  David cast his burdens upon the shoulders of the Lord and the Lord took care of his enemies and his burdens.  He will do the same for you and I.  If you have a burden today, cast it upon the shoulder of the Lord and He will take care of it in His way and in His time.  Only trust Him!  God Bless!