Powered by 4 - January 2, 2016

Cast Away!

Today's reading: Psalm 55:1-23

David addresses being distressed and worried head on in Psalm 55. He starts out letting God know that he is in trouble and restless about that. Then in verses 4-8 he accurately describes so many of the emotions and thoughts we have when we’re worried—afraid and trembling, feeling overwhelmed with horror, longing to escape the situation. But even though David is experiencing these types of emotions and thoughts, he doesn’t try to take control and manage the situation. Instead, he turns everything over to God, knowing that God will sustain him in and through this dire situation.

"Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved" (vs. 22).

What action from Psalm 55 can you put into practice to help you overcome worry? What circumstance or situation do you need to give to God today? Tami

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