Psalm 55:22 - Can't Take Anymore? Then Take It To The Lord!

Psa.55:22: Can't Take Anymore? Then Take It To The Lord!

Psa 55:22 (KJV)  Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall 
sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. 

Psa 55:22 (NIV)  Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain 
you; he will never let the righteous fall. 

Psa 55:22 (NCV)  Give your worries to the LORD, and he will take 
care of you. He will never let good people down. 

Feeling down? Then praise God! That's the attitude of even the 
saddest psalms, which are called "laments." These laments [such as 
Psalms 54 - 61) show individuals and the nation of Israel praying in 
times of crisis. Of all the types of psalms, the lament is most 
common. [Youth SB] 

For Troubled Times - Psalms 50-56; Seven psalms of David teach 
us how to respond when we bring trouble on ourselves, and when 
others betray us. [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary] 

Psalm 55:22 contains the major lesson of the psalms. [New Bible 

While most psalms speak of life's problems, Psalm 55 highlights 
the betrayal by a most trusted and intimate friend (55:12-13) as the 
cause of pain. [New Bible Companion] 

This desperate call to God came in extreme circumstances which 
correspond to the period of Absalom's rebellion in David's life. The close 
friend who betrayed the psalmist could well be Ahithophel (2 Sa 
17:1-4). David called on the Lord to "confound their speech'' (v 9) as at 
Babel. This is, indeed, what happened to the counsel of Ahithophel (2 
Sa 17:5-14). [Disciple SB] 

Escape and flight may seem the only alternative when as God's 
people we live as the minority in a hostile environment. We find even 
our closest friends bowing to pressure and turning against us. 
Constant prayer and faith are the only course of action available. God 
will never turn against His faithful people. [Disciple SB] 

Care is a burden; it makes the heart stoop ; we 
must cast it upon God by faith and prayer, commit our way and works 
to him; let him do as seemeth him good, and we will be satisfied. 
To cast our burden upon God is to stay ourselves on his providence 
and promise, (Matthew Henry's Commentary) 

To cast our burden upon God, is to rest upon his providence and 
promise. And if we do so, he will carry us in the arms of his power, as a 
nurse carries a child; and will strengthen our spirits by his Spirit, 
so that they shall sustain the trial. He will never suffer the 
righteous to be moved; to be so shaken by any troubles, as to quit their 
duty to God, or their comfort in him. He will not suffer them to be 
utterly cast down. [Matthew Henry Commentary] 

He shall bear both thee and thy burden. What a glorious promise 
to a tempted and afflicted soul! God will carry both thee and thy 
load. (Adam Clarke Commentary) 

In all their trials and temptations he will sustain them, and 
will ultimately bring them off in triumph. The meaning here cannot be 
that the righteous shall never be "moved" in the sense that their 
circumstances will not be changed; or that none of their plans will fail; or 
that they will never be disappointed; or that their minds will never 
in any sense be discomposed; but that whatever trials may come upon 
them, they will be "ultimately" safe. (Barnes' Notes) 

The Lord's care is over all His creatures. He loves them all, 
and makes no difference, except that He has the most tender pity for 
those who are called to bear life's heaviest burdens. God's children 
must meet trials and difficulties. But they should accept their lot 
with a cheerful spirit, remembering that for all that the world 
neglects to bestow, God Himself will make up to them in the best of 
favors. HP120 

While a man is righteous, trusts in and depends upon God, he 
will never suffer him to be shaken. While he trusts in God, and works 
righteousness, he is as safe as if he were in heaven. (Adam Clarke Commentary) 

"I will trust in thee, in thy providence, and power, and mercy, 
and not in my own prudence, strength, or merit; (Matthew Henry's 

Care, even though exercised upon legitimate objects, if carried 
to excess, has in it the nature of sin. The precept to avoid 
anxious care is earnestly inculcated by our Saviour, again and again; it 
is reiterated by the apostles; and it is one which cannot be 
neglected without involving transgression: for the very essence of anxious 
care is the imagining that we are wiser than God, and the thrusting 
ourselves into his place to do for him that which he has undertaken to do 
for us. We attempt to think of that which we fancy he will forget; 
we labour to take upon ourselves our weary burden, as if he were 
unable or unwilling to take it for us. Now this disobedience to his 
plain precept, this unbelief in his Word, this presumption in 
intruding upon his province, is all sinful. Yet more than this, anxious 
care often leads to acts of sin. He who cannot calmly leave his 
affairs in God's hand, but will carry his own burden, is very likely to 
be tempted to use wrong means to help himself. This sin leads to a 
forsaking of God as our counsellor, and resorting instead to human wisdom. 
This is going to the "broken cistern" instead of to the "fountain;" a 
sin which was laid against Israel of old. Anxiety makes us doubt 
God's lovingkindness, and thus our love to him grows cold; we feel 
mistrust, and thus grieve the Spirit of God, so that our prayers become 
hindered, our consistent example marred, and our life one of self-seeking. 
Thus want of confidence in God leads us to wander far from him; but 
if through simple faith in his promise, we cast each burden as it 
comes upon him, and are "careful for nothing" because he undertakes to 
care for us, it will keep us close to him, and strengthen us against 
much temptation. "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is 
stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee." Morning and Evening by 
Charles H. Spurgeon 

We must distinguish between the burden-bearing that is right and 
the burden-bearing that is wrong. We ought never to bear the burden 
of sin or of doubt, but there are burdens placed on us by God which 
He does not intend to lift off, He wants us to roll them back on 
Him. "Cast that He hath given thee upon the Lord." (R.V. marg.) If we 
undertake work for God and get out of touch with Him, the sense of 
responsibility will be overwhelmingly crushing; but if we roll back on God that 
which He has put upon us, He takes away the sense of responsibility by 
bringing in the realization of Himself. 
Many workers have gone out with high courage and fine impulses, 
but with no intimate fellowship with Jesus Christ, and before long 
they are crushed. They do not know what to do with the burden, it 
produces weariness, and people say--'What an embittered end to such a 
"Roll thy burden upon the Lord"--you have been bearing it all; 
deliberately put one end on the shoulders of God. "The government shall be 
upon His shoulder." Commit to God "that He hath given thee"; not 
fling it off, but put it over on to Him and yourself with it, and the 
burden is lightened by the sense of companionship. Never dissociate 
yourself from the burden. My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers 

Remember that your experience is not the first of the kind. You 
know the history of Joseph and of Daniel. The Lord did not prevent 
the wicked plottings of their enemies, but He caused all their 
devices to work for good to those who kept their faith and loyalty amid 
trial and conflict. 
The furnace fires are not to . . . [destroy], but to refine, 
ennoble, sanctify. Without these trials we would not feel so much our 
need of God and His help. We would become proud and self-sufficient. 
In these trials I see evidence that the Lord's eye is upon you, and 
that He means to draw your heart to Himself.... Turn unto the 
stronghold. Learn the precious lesson, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and 
are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, 
and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find 
rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light" 
(Matt. 11:28-30). UL211 

Keep your wants, your joys, your sorrows, your cares, and your 
fears before God. You cannot burden Him; you cannot weary Him.... Take 
to Him everything that perplexes the mind. Nothing is too great for 
Him to bear, for He holds up worlds, He rules over all the affairs 
of the universe.... There is no chapter in our experience too dark 
for Him to read; there is no perplexity too difficult for Him to 
unravel. SC99-101  

When we are tempted to look on the dark side, let us open the 
windows of the soul heavenward, that the bright beams of the Sun of 
Righteousness may shine in. Let us draw near to God. He has promised that as 
we do this He will draw near to us and lift up for us a standard 
against the enemy. HP120 

Let the soul be drawn out and upward, that God may grant us a 
breath of the heavenly atmosphere. We may keep so near to God that in 
every unexpected trial our thoughts will turn to Him as naturally as 
the flower turns to the sun. SC99-101 

When your heart is heavy and burdened
And you can't see your way through,
While you're going through trials and testings
And you don't know what to do.
There's a friend above who watches
And He cares what happens to you;
This wonderful one is Jesus
And He will see you through. 
He cares when your heart is troubled
And the tears come falling fast: 
He will come and heal your broken heart
And make it a thing of the past. 
When the battle seems too great to win
And hard the enemy's blast, 
Remember the battle is not yours but the Lord's
And against Him Satan can't last. 
So keep your eyes upon Jesus
And your troubles on Him roll; 
He will fight your battles for you
And His love to you unfold. 
He is a great and wonderful God
And His love as pure as gold;
Put your trust in Him today
And you will find rest for your soul. by Linna L. Lyle

When you feel you just can't take it anymore.....Take it  to the 
Lord! Pastor Larson 

Convert your worry time into prayer time. [God's Little 
Devotional Bible re Psa.46:10]