Psalms 55:22 Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail). AMP
Remember from last week’s lesson, that sustain means to keep, to nourish, to feed, to provide, to hold, to keep and to take care of. When the Lord sustains you, you’re set for life. The Bible says with long life will He satisfy you and show you His salvation – which includes His keeping you safe. (Ps. 91) How will you arrive to long life? He would have to sustain you. But you must do your part – cast your burden – anything that weighs you down – on the Lord. You need to get your concerns to someone who can do something about them and that is the Lord. When you don’t give Him your burdens, you haven’t given Him a chance to deal with them. But when you do it, He’ll take care of you even in hardest of times.
Look at: Ps 37:18-19 The LORD knows the days of the upright, and their inheritance shall be forever. 19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
During times of famine, the Lord satisfies those who have given Him a chance to do it.
Ps 37:25 25 I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread. NKJV
Brethren, when you give Him the chance, the Lord can never forsake you during times of trouble or famine. But how does this whole chapter of Psalm 37 begin? It begins by telling one not to fret about anything but instead to:
Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him. Ps 37:5 NKJV
To commit here means: “To put in charge of keeping or to entrust. It has the idea of transferring from one’s self to the care and custody of another or delivering into the charge of a superior power. For example when you put money in the bank, you have entrusted it to the care of another. When you commit your issues to the Lord, He personally takes the responsibility to take care of the burdens that you were dealing with. Ps 37:5 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.
Back to Psalm Ps 91:9-11 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. NKJV
Notice it is when you actually make the Lord your dwelling place that He sees to it that no evil comes to you. What if you don’t take the time to make Him your refuge? Then you haven’t given Him an opening to come and “keep” you. It is not that you haven’t “qualified” to be protected, but because faith is of the heart, you must participate in believing and speaking what you desire. The Psalmist said, “I will say of the Lord “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.” He gave the Lord an opening to come and protect him. Till next week, have a “God sustained” w