Yesterday, during our Sunday Morning Prayer time God spoke to us and promised to break chains and set people free of afflictions and bondage. His promise came with a challenge. He challenged the leaders to open up the altar and call for those who needed to be set free. During worship we were led to open up the altar and call people forward. Many came forward and were met by a loving God. Words of encouragement were spoken, and people received prayer from others. To say that this is the highlight of my week is an understatement!
In Psalms we are encouraged to cast our cares on the Lord, and He will sustain us. The word used in the Hebrew for sustain means: to be able to, can abide, bear, comprehend, contain, feed, forbearing, guide, hold, nourish, be present, make provision, receive, provide sustenance. No matter how insignificant your cares or insurmountable they may seem, give them to Jesus. He is more than able to bear them for you, and He will nourish, guide, hold you, and comfort you.
22 Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.
The second part of this psalm promises that He will never let the righteous be shaken. What a reassurance to those whose feet are firmly planted on the rock of their salvation, Jesus Christ. This assurance, however, comes with a challenge; you first have to cast your cares on Him and then He will not let you be shaken. If you persist in hold on to your cares, they will drag you, keep you down, hold you back, and leave you a shaken wreck.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Jesus calls those that are weary and burdened to Him and promises them rest. He will take the heaviness of your burdens off of you and give you rest. The yoke He places on you is easy and will allow you to learn from Him. He will gently guide you and reveal His humble heart to you. He is calling for you to come to Him and give Him what is weighing heavy in your mind and heart. What are you waiting for? Why hesitate? Call on His name, praise Him for His gracious offer, and cast your burdens on Him; enjoy your rest and let Him strengthen you.
I praise Your holy name. I praise You for the salvation You have given me and for the promise of rest. I let go and cast my cares and burdens unto you. I receive Your yolk. Teach me. Guide me. Nourish my soul. Let me rest in Your presence. AMEN!
Your servant in Christ,