‘Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you.’ Psalm 55:22 ESV
If you grow up in hard times, you will automatically do one of these two things: 1) Trust God more because you have experienced His faithfulness. 2) Worry, think, and incessantly talk about the what-ifs in life. And there are lots of them to think about because the future rests in God’s hands and not yours. A thing can seem much bigger to you than it really is. That’s the essence of worry. It’s like a snowball; it starts small, but as you roll it over and over in your mind, it becomes bigger and bigger until it has the potential to bury you. What’s the answer? ‘Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding’ (Proverbs 3:5 NKJV). Fill your heart with God’s Word. Then develop the habit of letting what’s in your heart be more real to you than what you see, think, or feel. You can choose to think about what God can do instead of what you cannot do. If you continue to obsess about the difficulty of your situation, you will end up in despair. In other words, you will feel trapped. When that happens, it’s easy to panic and begin to do irrational things that just make the problem worse. Instead, ‘Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.’ The word sustain means to strengthen, support, and hold you up. God may not take you out of the situation immediately, but His sustaining grace will bring you through it. Today, give your problem to God.
SoulFood: Job 18-20 Luke 20:9-26 Ps 55:1-11 Pro 8:17-18
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