Daily Devotional for Thursday November 16, 2017


Psalm 55:22 (NASB) Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.


As I laid at the bottom of the ladder, I knew I had tried to carry too much. my tool belt was filled with tools. I had the saw over my shoulder and I grabbed two 4x8 sheets of plywood to carry to the roof. As the wind caught the sheets of plywood, I held on tighter to what I was carrying. The only thing I didn't grab a hold of was the ladder. Today's verse shares about casting our burden upon the Lord and He will sustain us. I was carrying too many things, kind of like what we do with our burdens. We try to carry too many for too long. We can cast our burdens upon the Lord; what a wonderful thought! The key is whether we actually do or not. Life can weigh us down with so many burdens that we think we need to carry on our own and never think about letting the Lord carry them for us. Like me, carrying too many things to the roof, I ended up not in a very good place. So, if you're carrying burdens, which I know we all do, why not cast them upon the Lord? He will not allow us to be shaken. Unless, of course, you'd rather end up hurting yourself along the way.


Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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