We encounter difficult times, financial and emotional hardships, family issues that threaten to destroy us. We read “cast all our cares on the Lord”. It sounds good. It is what the Bible says; however, it is difficult to release that burden if there is wavering confidence or we don’t understand how. Therefore, before we can “cast”, we must learn to be obedient to trust God. So let’s begin building our faith in God and His love for us by meditating on a few Scriptures about trusting Adonai.
Adonai is a stronghold for the oppressed, a tower of strength in times of trouble. Those who know Your name put their trust in You, for you have not abandoned those who seek You, Adonai. (Tehillim [Psalms] 9:10-11 CJB)
Adonai is my Rock, my fortress and deliverer, my God, my Rock, in whom I find shelter, my shield, the power that saves me, my stronghold. I call on Adonai, who is worthy of praise; and I am saved from my enemies. (Tehillim [Psalms] 18:3-4 CJB)
As for God, His way is perfect, the word of Adonai has been tested by fire; He shields all who take refuge in Him. “For who is God but Adonai? Who is a Rock but our God?” (Tehillim [Psalms] 18:31-32 CJB)
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we praise the name of Adonai our God. (Tehillim [Psalms] 20:8 NKJ)
In You, O Lord, I put my trust; Let me never be ashamed; (Tehillim [Psalms] 31:1 NKJ)
The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned. (Tehillim [Psalms] 34:22 NKJ)
Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, (Tehillim [Psalms] 37:5-7)
But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble. And the Lord shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, because they trust in Him. (Tehillim [Psalms] 37:39-40 NKJ)
After building up our faith and understanding about trusting God, then we are more able to take these situations, trials, tribulations, no matter where they come from, and cast those cares upon the Lord.
How do I do that? It is so simple that we may often miss it and yet may be so difficult that we struggle with being able to follow through. We go to our Abba, our Father, in prayer. We tell Him all about the circumstance that we face, and then we give Him praise for providing the answer. After praying we offer thanksgiving to Adonai. Or, we might sing Him a song from the Scriptures that express our thankfulness. Finally, as we leave our prayer time, we leave the burden, the situation at the foot of His throne and walk away. Don’t pick the burden back up. Don’t allow the burden to leave God’s throne room with you. If it does, go back and leave it again at the foot of His throne. It is not a godly attribute to worry, so DON’T WORRY. But instead:
Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. Tehillim (Psalms) 55:22 NKJ
The Amplified version adds a few more descriptive words that help us with the same verse:
Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail). [see also I Peter 5:7.]
In every test and every trial call upon the Lord. He will save you. He will hear you. Adonai makes it very clear. Hebrews 7:24-25, says this about Yeshua:
But because He lives forever, His position as cohen does not pass on to someone else; and consequently, He is totally able to deliver those who approach God through Him; since He is alive forever and thus forever able to intercede on their behalf.
Care is a burden, it makes the heart stoop and our arms hang heavy. We must commit our ways and works to the Lord; let Him do what is good, and let us trust in Him. To cast our burden upon the Lord is to rest upon His intervention 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 we shall be sustained through the trial. He will never suffer the righteous to be moved. He will not suffer us to be utterly cast down. He, who bore the burden of our sorrows, desires us to leave the burden bearing to Him, understanding that He knows what is best for us, He will provide it accordingly. TODAY, let us trust Adonai to complete the work that He has begun in us. Rabbi Sha’ul says in Philippians 1:6 CJB:
And I am sure of this: that the One who began a good work among you will keep it growing until it is completed on the Day of the Messiah Yeshua.