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Cast Your Burden Unto the Lord
Bible Passage 1 Peter 5: 7-10
topic 2022, in books 1 Peter, Psalm & .

Cast Your Burden Unto the Lord

  • Rev. Bright Mawuena Nfodzo
Date preached March 26, 2022

7 Throw all your worry on him, because he cares for you.

8 Be clear-minded and alert. Your opponent, the devil, is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

9 Resist him and be firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.

10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you by the Messiah Jesus to his eternal glory, will restore you, establish you, strengthen you, and support you.

God cares for the human beings He created Himself (Mat 10:29-31). He is not like the gods worshipped by many of the pagans, who were supposed to be so exalted, and so distant, that they did not interest themselves in human affairs. God condescends to regard the needs of the meanest of His creatures. It is one of the glorious attributes of the true God, that He can and will thus notice the needs of the mean as well as the mighty.

One of the richest of all consolations, when we are afflicted and are despised by the world, is the thought that we are not forgotten by our heavenly Father.

We are rather expected to cast our burdens unto God. “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee; he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved (Psalm 55:22).” The meaning is, that we are to commit our whole cause to Him. If we suffer heavy trials; if we lose our friends, health, or property; if we have arduous and responsible duties to perform; if we feel that we have no strength, and are in danger of being crushed by what is laid upon us, we may go and cast all upon the Lord.

Thus, we may look to Him for grace and strength, and feel assured that He will enable us to sustain all that is laid upon us. The relief in the case will be as real, and as full of consolation, as if He took the burden and bore it Himself. He will enable us to bear with ease what we supposed we could never have done; and the burden which He lays upon us will be light, Mat 11:30.

The Greek word translated as alert or vigilant in verse 8 is γρηγορέω (grēgoreō). It means that we should exercise careful circumspection, as one does when he/she is in danger. In reference to the matter here referred to, it means that we are to be on our guard against the wiles and the power of the evil one because Satan resists every effort of yours to obey God and secure the salvation of your soul.

When we resist Satan, we shall struggle with him and suffer certain things. And that is when God prepares your sweet victory.

🔷 We need to be alert, not trusting anyone so much, that the devil does not use friends to pull us down.

🔷 Suffering is a mandatory question all believers must attempt.

🔷 Cast your burden and troubles unto God Almighty who alone has the power to carry them for us

💥 Pray that you will be vigilant against the devil
💥 Ask God to strengthen you even in your suffering

We will not suffer forever. We need to put our troubles before God who will make us permanent champions. He shall deliver us from all troubles and sufferings and make us better.