Psalm 55:22

Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Many times in King David’s life there were times when he felt distant from the Lord; in those times he felt like there was something missing or something wasn’t working right. In Psalm 22:1-2, David pours this feeling out to the Lord in an honest and straightforward prayer, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.”

I don’t know about you, but there have been many times in my life that I have felt this way. You simply feel there is something in the way. Physically you might be okay and your circumstances might seem to be in order, but you might feel out of sorts or out of place. Usually God is trying to get your attention in those times. That big burden that seems to be lingering over you might actually have been allowed to be there by God, just to attract you to Himself.

David says in Psalm 55 that the Lord will sustain you and that He wants you to cast your burdens upon Him. God is willing to bring you the step forward you want to take, but things have to be in order before He can bring you forward. Sometimes God stands at the door and knocks and you have to let Him in before he can do anything. That distant feeling might be something you have allowed to happen or it might be from the Lord to get your attention.

If you are in a period of time where you feel distant from the Lord that is just the time you need to hit your knees. No matter how long it takes, the Lord will come near and give you exactly what you need to know. He wants to do that and is waiting for you to just open the door.

Get on your knees and cast your burdens upon Him. Cry out to Him as David did time and time again. The Scripture promises you that He will sustain you. Hold on to that promise in your time of desperation.

60-0711 - “The Door Inside The Door”

That's the way it is. Christ cannot by His own will open the door and come in. He can only knock, and then you open the door. The latch is up to you. He can knock, but you have to open. So that's the way it is. And then when we think of a man knocking at a door. It's no unusual thing. The thing, the main part that counts, is not the man knocking at the door; it's the importance of the man at the door. Many people knock at doors every day. But the importance of the man… And a person knocking is… What's he doing anyhow? He's trying to… He's… Maybe he has a message for you; or maybe he wants you to do something for him; or maybe you have something that he wants. There's some reason he's trying to gain entrance, trying the get your attention, trying for you to open up to get an audition with you, trying to talk with you just a little while.

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