Give ear to my prayer, O God, and do not hide Yourself from my supplication. Attend to me, and hear me; I am restless in my complaint, and moan noisily... My heart is severely pained within me... “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. Indeed, I would wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.” Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you. Psalm 55:1-2,4,6,22 (NIV)
Ever felt like running away? You know, take off and not tell anyone where you’re going? Not forever necessarily, just long enough to remove yourself from the “daily grind”. How many times have you felt like ‘wandering off into the wilderness’ to ‘escape the windy storms and tempests’ in your life?
We’ve all had “those days”. Some have turned into weeks, months, or even longer. You eventually get to the point where you feel as if running away is the ONLY way you could EVER be at peace. It’s a draining feeling. To feel so hopeless… To feel so desperate… To have so much to bear… No where to escape… No one to turn to...
“I couldn’t help but over hear your thoughts...”
“I said I couldn’t help but hear what you were thinking… Comes with my job description. I hear everything, and I couldn’t help but hear what you were just thinking. Anyway, I heard you thinking that there was no where to turn and no one to turn to.”
“Yeah, that’s what I was... hey, how did you know that?”
“People may feel as if there’s no where to escape and no one to turn to, but there is. There’s Me. I am an escape. I am the One to turn to. Cast your burden on Me, and I shall sustain you... every time. I don‘t promise that you will never have tough times, but I do promise to continue to sustain you. Give Me your burden. Don‘t keep it to bare it alone. Give it to Me. Let Me be your escape. Let Me be your relief. Let Me.”
The Lord is calling you to cast your burden on Him. Why won’t you give it to Him? Why would you want to keep it? Give it to Him today. He will sustain you today and always.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I feel so overwhelmed and have wished for an escape from all of it. I have thought of what it would be like to not have my burden and it just makes me feel more overwhelmed at the thought of never being able to get ahead. Today I cast my burden on You. I pray that You will sustain me to get through this. I lean on You for strength. Thank You for wanting my burdens. Thank You for loving me so much that You sustain me through it all. Thank You for being my escape. Today I pray that I would find a great peace in knowing all of this.
In Jesus’ name,
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