“Cast Your Burden on the Lord and He will sustain you.”
Hot potato is just a child’s game we used to play. But still, nobody held onto that potato any longer than they had to. They would fling it away before they got burned. Funny I don’t remember all about that game but I do remember that we cast it off to another person as quickly as we could!
I saw a picture on social media of a horse being ridden through deep dust in an arena. It was as though his legs were disappearing and it took all he could muster to stay upright. And then I saw another post with the above Scripture on it. The word cast just jumped out at me.
Then I could picture a woman working through troubled times. She was working herself into a frenzy and getting deeper and deeper into it. She was so intent in the moment. But she heard God say “cast your burden on me”. And she flung her burden! She didn’t look away but hurled it towards Him.
Oh beloved, you don’t have to wallow in your troubles another day! You don’t have to live with dirt in your face and keep sinking deeper and deeper. You are not destined to work your own problems out or carry your burdens through life. Because Christ became your Burden Bearer you have complete freedom to live a life of faith! You don’t have to struggle with overwhelming cares and distracting anxiety. You can cease from being drawn in different directions. This is what the Lord will do the moment you decide to fling it all away to Him: He will sustain, nourish, support, hold and make provision for you. Wow! How awesome is this! Everything you’ve tried to do for yourself will now be done for you! He knows your needs and he always provides what you truly need. He’s just waiting for you to fling them to Him!
This will set you free like you’ve never been before. Instead of trying to fix everything including yourself you can walk into freedom to be who He has called you to be! Today is a new day to live free of anguish and free to minister out of the Truth so that others will be set free as well! God isn’t showing you this just to inform you. No, His desire is to TRANSFORM you- body, soul and spirit- to live in the destiny that He created for you before the foundation of the world!
God loves you and He’s for you. Therein lies the truth of His promises. He always responds in love and always gives the best care to you. Rejoice this morning that you have become burden free, you can get up out of the dust of your anguish! All this happens suddenly as you change course and live in the Light of His Overwhelming, Ever-Loving, Never-ending Provision and Care!
Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
I Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
Hebrews 10:35 So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!
Psalm 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who bears our burden day by day, the God who is our salvation! Selah. AMP
Matthew 11:28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.