Psalm 55:22 – “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.”
Most of us are open to receive a bit of advice from someone we consider wiser, stronger or better than we are. Would you agree?
I know that throughout my life, I’ve looked for and made contact with people who could mentor me through my difficult challenges.
On those days though, when fear and worry were companions, I needed to go beyond human wisdom to seek out help that I knew wanted what was best for me. That I could trust.
I’ve had some days like that recently and am feeling some of those feelings now as I write this. My “job” has been challenging of late and some days I’m tired and unsure that I’m accomplishing what I set out to do.
I live in a results oriented world and some of my decisions that were intended to improve things only made them worse. It leaves me a bit fearful. I’ve worried about this more than I should.
So as I pondered all of this today, the Lord reminded me of this Psalm. He made it plain that it was time for me to cast my cares on him. That he would sustain me. He told me he would not let me fall.
I guess I’ve struggled with this scripture from time to time because I’m challenged to identify with the word ‘righteous’. I feel like I’m many things but righteous isn’t one of them. If I’m not really righteous, does God still love me anyway?
If I needed further evidence that God is alive and quite aware of my concerns he pointed me to another Psalm – just 1/2 page further in. In Psalm 56 it says “In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise – in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”
Almost instantly I started feeling better. My message to you in this is that there is a solution to your worry and your fear. It’s God – and his Son Jesus Christ. Cast your cares upon them and with the freedom you receive in exchange, just keep moving knowing that no man can hurt that part of you that lives eternally. God’s love will see to it.