Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

How do we react when we feel overwhelmed by problems? When we feel discouraged or hopeless? In Psalm 55, David tells us how he responded.

First, he learned to tell God about every concern of his heart, every detail of his situation, and all the problems he faced. He wrote, “Give ear to my prayer, O God, and do not hide Yourself from my supplication. Attend to me, and hear me; I am restless in my complaint, and moan noisily” (vs. 1-2).

David recognized that he needed to hope in God and that, as he trusted in Him, he would receive His strength and stability, peace and blessing.

He expressed this principle in a simple command: Cast every burden on the Lord. Burdens can weigh us down and make us feel discouraged or hopeless. But, as we cast them on God, we’ll see that He sustains us.

Peter echoed the same conclusion when he wrote, “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:6-7).

Today, your burdens may seem too heavy. You may have physical or financial needs. You may be worried or afraid, and may even have trouble sleeping. You may feel confused or frustrated. You may feel there isn’t any hope. You may not know what to do.

No matter your circumstances, if you truly trust in the Lord, you will be solid as a rock. The Bible says, “He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” You don’t need to fear, worry, or be anxious. Cast on the Lord every burden you face. Trust in Him. Place your hope in Him. Remember, He cares for you.