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God will sustain you in trouble -" Let Go and Let God"

Posted on 9 August, 2011 at 12:16
Psalms 55:22, Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Mathew Henry's Commentary:
55:16-23 In every trial let us call upon the Lord, and he will save us. He shall hear us, and not blame us for coming too often; the oftener the more welcome. David had thought all were against him; but now he sees there were many with him, more than he supposed; and the glory of this he gives to God, for it is he that raises us up friends, and makes them faithful to us. There are more true Christians, and believers have more real friends, than in their gloomy hours they suppose. His enemies should be reckoned with, and brought down; they could not ease themselves of their fears, as David could, by faith in God. Mortal men, though ever so high and strong, will easily be crushed by an eternal God. Those who are not reclaimed by the rod of affliction will certainly be brought down to the pit of destruction. The burden of afflictions is very heavy, especially when attended with the temptations of Satan; there is also the burden of sin and corruption. The only relief under it is, to look to Christ, who bore it. Whatever it is that thou desirest God should give thee, leave it to him to give it in his own way and time. Care is a burden, it makes the heart stoop. We must commit our ways and works to the Lord; let him do as seemeth him good, and let us be satisfied. To cast our burden upon God, is to rest upon his providence and promise. And if we do so, he will carry us in the arms of his power, as a nurse carries a child; and will strengthen our spirits by his Spirit, so that they shall sustain the trial. He will never suffer the righteous to be moved; to be so shaken by any troubles, as to quit their duty to God, or their comfort in him. He will not suffer them to be utterly cast down. He, who bore the burden of our sorrows, desires us to leave to him to bear the burden of our cares, that, as he knows what is best for us, he may provide it accordingly. Why do not we trust Christ to govern the world which he redeemed?  Amen and Amen!!!
My thoughts: For our God is a God full of loving kindness and tender mercies.  He is a God of long suffering (patience), comfort, and forgiving.  In all of this, we must never forget that, God is also a God of Judgment and Truth and that He will chastise those whom He loves.  That is not to think that we as believers can continue to walk in error without God bringing upon us His rod of correction to lead us in the way we should go, by making our crooked paths straight; unlike man, God does it all in love.
This is why a just man can fall seven times (fugitively speaking) I’ve fell more time than that ;.) and get back up again, because the Lord sustained him... because in times of trouble, he cried out to God and God did not suffer him to be moved.  This is what we are to do in times of trouble, when we have neither answers nor solutions to our cares of life.  Cast (give) all our cares (burdens) upon God in prayer with all boldness and confidence and faith that He will sustain us – see us through.  Even if God doesn’t readily change the situation, He will readily change our attitude towards the situation and give us strength to endure.  God will edify, encourage and comfort us through it, all the while, He is with us, developing our character and stretching our faith in Him – transforming us into the image of Christ.
Just as I have, I know you too, have head this phrase spoken and used my Christians and non-Christians alike: Let Go and Let God;  In fact, it the subtitle to this blog. The phrase is very catchy, but without understanding and application on how to Let Go and Let God, that is all it is, just a catchy phrase.  This catchy phrase, I believe is derived out of the Word of God, Psalms 55:22, Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
Let me wxplain further:

To Let Go of your cares (burdens) is to bring it to God in prayer.
To Let God is to totally believe that God hears your prayers and will answer you, and will deliver you out of all our trouble.  To Let God, in essence, is to believe by faith, that which you ask of God, without wavering in your faith, according to His will, shall come to pass... believing that He will fix it and you as you continue to move forward by walking by faith and not by sight; doing what you can do in the natural and depending upon God to do, what you can’t do in the super natural.  Even though you may not understand it, we must believe in this, “that He that is in us, is greater than he that’s in the world; that His strength is made perfect in our weakness; that God shall provide all of our needs according to His riches in Glory; no weapons formed against us shall prosper (they may form, but it will not prosper); no grave trouble shall over take us; He that started a good work in us, shall perform it – complete it, until the day of Christ’s return; that we are more than conquerors through Him that loves us; He wil keep thee in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Him; that if we call upon God, He will hear us – He will answer us - and show us great and mighty things that we did not know; that He will lead us in the paths of righteousness; He will make our crooked paths straight, that He will go before us and be our rear guard as we walk according to His Word, by faith; believing that regardless of what it looks like, God has a Purpose and a Plan for our Life... it is of good and not evil, to give us a hope and an expected end.  Without faith, it is impossible to please God.
Another catchy phrase – Once you give it to God, don’t take it back; it literally means, don’t lose hope in God to show himself strong, on your behalf, in your situation; don’t waver in your faith –do not stop believing; do not doubt God, do not lose trust in God – and do not put your trust in man, etc. When we operate in the above, we have literally taken back the cares (burdens) that we have given to God through prayer.
Hebrews 11:6, But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
James 1:5-8, If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways

Categories: August 2011