So what does casting your burdens actually mean?.
When we cast our burdens on the Lord it means that we have made a choice to give all our worries, heartaches, brokenness and problems completely to Him…and by this I literally mean COMPLETELY.
Aren’t we so lucky that we have a God who truly cares enough to have all our anxieties thrown at Him, that He cares enough to handle us at our weakest, when other people seem to run away or when it seems as if other people don’t really care or don’t seem to understand what we are actually going through.
God calls us to cast our burdens on Him because he loves us, He wants to repair us and recharge our batteries. When we cast all our burdens on Him He can do so much with us than what we can do for ourselves. The problem with many of us is that we don’t know the true meaning of casting our burdens on the Lord because when we cast our burdens we end up taking them back instead of living them at the foot of the cross for God to deal with them His way. He knows best right?.
When we cast our burdens on the Lord we need to be still and trust Him. Just because we don’t see the answer to our prayers right away does not mean that we should stop believing…Why should we?, if God does everything in His own timing and If He makes all things work together for our good and according to His purpose then this should be enough to make us trust Him and wait for Him.
Casting all our burdens on to the Lord makes us free and at peace…because guess what we don’t have to deal with our own burdens our way any more since we have made a choice and decided to hand them over to God and not take them back, therefore God is able to sustain us.
Once all our burdens are casted we need to keep believing that God has the best for us and that He delights to answer our prayers. God loves it when we ask Him for favors because He can then show us that His way is bigger and better. Giving our cares to God should make us WORRY FREE. When you are tempted to think about your burdens once you have cast them to the Lord try your very best to meditate on scripture that such as these:
Psalm 55:22 –“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”
Matthew 11: 10 – “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”
Isaiah 41:10 – “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”
1 Peter 5:7 – “Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”
Philippians 4:6 – “Do not be anxious about anything,but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
Let’s hold fast to our faith and keep believing, for our God is the God of breakthrough and the God of miracles. When we face obstacles (which we will always do because christian life is not all fun and games it’s an everyday battle) God will always bring us through and He will forever be our Anchor through the storms of life and our Rock in times of distress.
Cast all your anxiety on Him for He cares for You. He is your helper in times of trouble, He will deliver you…and He is only a prayer away.