Psalm 55:22 —- Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you;
We all want good things to happen in our lives, but too often we want it now…not later. When it doesn’t happen that way, we are tempted to ask, “When, God, when?” Most of us need to grow in the area of trusting God instead of focusing on the “when” question.
The Lord is our Shepherd, and when we make Him the shepherd in our life, He keeps us away from worry. We all have different kinds of worries in our life – jobs, relationships, finances, children, health and so on. There will always be problems in our life and they cause us to worry. Worry is not helpful but destructive because negative thinking only creates more problems.
God gives us hopes and dreams for certain things to happen in our lives, but He doesn’t always allow us to see the exact timing of His plan. Although frustrating, not knowing the exact timing is often what keeps us in the program. There are times when we might give up if we knew how long it was going to take, but when we accept God’s timing, we can learn to live in hope and enjoy our lives while God is working on our problems. We know that God’s plan for our lives is good, and when we entrust ourselves to Him, we can experience total peace and happiness.
The book of Genesis tells the story of Joseph, who waited many years for the fulfilment of the dream God had given him. He was falsely accused and imprisoned, yet he patiently and peacefully waited for God to show him what God wanted him to do.
God loves each one of us and He is not interested in our past. He wants a great future for us; God has a great plan and purpose for us and makes ways to bring it to completion. But we sometimes block it by accepting the devil’s worry. Those who are worried can never experience a great future in their life.
When God directs our paths, He sometimes leads us in ways that don’t make sense to us so we’re not always going to understand everything. If we try to reason out everything, we will experience struggle, confusion and misery—but there is a better way – and the better way is to “cast our burdens on the Lord”.
Anyone who thinks they’re a self-made man or woman has a rude awakening coming because Jesus said – … apart from Me you can do nothing (John15:5). Humility is a covering that draws the help of God into our lives to protect us.
When we humble ourselves by saying, “God, I don’t know what to do, but I’m trusting You,” God gets in gear to help us. God won’t allow us to succeed at anything unless we’re leaning and relying on Him. But when we humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, in due time, He will exalt us. “Due time” is God’s time, when God knows we’re ready, not when we think we’re ready. The sooner we understand and accept that, the sooner God can work His plan in our lives.
Feed your faith and starve your doubts. Faith talks in the language of God. Doubt talks in the language of man.