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  • Writer's pictureEarl Pomeroy

Burden Casting

Burdens and cares are not supposed to be carried by God’s children.

Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD,

And He shall sustain you;

He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

1Pet. 5:7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

So, what does it look like to “cast” burdens and cares on God? The Hebrew word in Psalm 55 means to pour, as in casting metal. The Greek word in I Peter 5:7 means to throw. The dictionary says that the English word “cast” means to “throw with force or violence; fling; hurl; to throw off or away.”

So, when we have burdens or cares that are weighing us down, these commands from God mean that He expects us to get rid of them by forcefully throwing them at Him.

“Here, God, You take this. I don’t want it. It now belongs to You, not me. Thank you, I’m glad you are now handling this and I’m not.”

That is liberating and empowering. We have a God who is fully able and willing to handle all the things that bother us and are trying to take us down and are keeping us awake at night. His promises (and commands) tell us so.

The Devil hates for us to obey God this way. He was defeated at the cross. When we take our place of victory and power, in Jesus, he loses all his leverage on us. Jesus said, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)

My wife and I have developed a routine that the last thing we say when we have gone to bed for the night is, “God, we cast all our care on You. You care for us.” We’ve all heard of designated drivers. You can make God your designated care-er. Let Him do the caring. You do the trusting.

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