Deeper Roots – Psalm 55:22

A humbled and open heart are fertile soil for God’s seeds of wisdom. Establishing deeper roots requires analyzing God’s word to discover truths, values, and lessons for application to our lives. Periodically, a scripture or passage calls for further exploration, like Psalm 55:22.

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never allow the righteous to be shaken.

Psalm 55:22 CSB

The book of Psalms is book of songs and poetry, most commonly attributed to King David.

This chapter begins with a passionate plea to God to intervene on the writer’s behalf. The writer has been betrayed by a friend and the ramifications are causing much distress. Yet the writer does something; they call to God. They share their “complaint” and God hears. The writer reminds us that God “will redeem me from my battle unharmed” (v.18 CSB). In closing, the writer gives a valuable lesson to turn the things that are worrying us over to God. If we trust God to sustain us, He will handle the rest.

In this passage, God hears and responds to the cries of His children. We have security in the truth that God protects the righteous.

Carrying burdens and extra weight of expectations, fears, and various emotions get heavy. What burdens do you need to release to God? How can you live in expectancy of his sustaining grace? Are you willing to stand firm in the truth that God will not allow you to be shaken if you trust in Him?

-S.L.E.

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