“Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” (Ps 55:22)
Following God, and serving Jesus Christ, is not always easy in this life that we live. This verse from the Psalmist lets us know that there are burdens that we must bear – because he says, “Cast thy burden upon the Lord…” However, in the very next breath we find the comfort and the strength that we need, while carrying our burdens: “…and He shall sustain thee.”
We know that the Psalmist is speaking of the saved, because he says (of God), “…He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” So, it seems that those who would live their lives in a righteous fashion, shall have a burden to bear – but the Lord will sustain us, as we cast that burden upon Him.
Additionally, the future is confirmed and certain, for these who are given unto Him, because the Lord God will not allow them to moved or taken away from Him. We trust in God to save us, and we trust in God to keep us.
I hope it is not your own righteousness that you are trusting in today; but rather the righteousness that is found in Jesus Christ. “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:” (Phil 3:8-9) We cannot save ourselves – we are sinners, and we have no righteousness with which to justify ourselves before God. We, as sinners, must repent of our sins and trust in Jesus Christ to save us. He will pay the price for our sins, and He will give us of His righteousness and present us before God the Father as justified saints of God.
It is a pleasant thought, and very comforting to our souls, to know that, while the world and this present Age continues, our salvation is sure and certain because it rests not in ourselves or in the power of any man, but in the Person and the Work and the Righteousness of Jesus Christ.