Day 41

Grace Day

Psalm 55:22

BY She Reads Truth

Take this day as an opportunity to catch up on your reading, pray, and rest in the presence of the Lord.

Cast your burden on the LORD,
and he will sustain you;
he will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
Psalm 55:22

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18 thoughts on "Grace Day"

  1. PamC says:

    Thank you Shawn & Churchmouse for sharing. It was a tough week and I’m so grateful the Lord lifts these burdens.

  2. Kim says:

    This is exactly what I needed to read today. Please pray for my husband. We are looking at a possible melanoma diagnosis…and I’m really scared.

  3. Tricia Cavanaugh says:

    Thank you Shawn and Churchmouse for such wonderful insight this morning.
    It sure can be difficult to cast our burdens on Him. We do so like to hold onto things, or as mentioned, they may seem to heavy. But what joy when we finally do give them to the Lord.
    Feeling that joy today! Happy hot weekend Sisters! Drink lots of water if you’re in the heat zone! Blessings!

    1. Mari V says:

      LOL! You must live in the valley Trisha. I am the strange one that loves the heat.

  4. Churchmouse says:

    Amen, Shawn, Amen!!

  5. Elaine Morgan says:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. It really touched me. I am struggling with this right now and trying so hard to give up a specific burden to the Lord. My heart wants to glorify God in this way but my flesh is fighting to not let go of it. Your words encourage me to follow through so that I can receive the blessings He has for me. ❤️

  6. Angie says:

    Amen Shawn Parks and Churchmouse

  7. Shawn Parks says:

    Shame, humiliation, anger, betrayal, sorrow, bitterness, rejection. Some of the heaviest burdens that crush our spirits are the same ones that Our loving Father offers to take for us to relieve us of our pain. Yesterday and today reading this scripture, I am moved by two truths. First, in order to be relieved of my burdens, I need to act. “Cast” is an action verb and the scripture is giving an instruction to the reader——I need to cast my burdens onto God. But they are so heavy they are weighing me down. To cast something, I need to lift it and throw it far from me. God recognizes that giving up these burdens is a struggle. Sometimes I imagine that it is easier to live with the burden I am used to than actually getting down to the bottom of it, accepting the weight of it against all of my muscles, and thrusting it forcefully away from me to the One who is able to bear its weight. Just the idea is daunting. But, in faith, that is what I am asked to do. I have to lift up all of it, and then let it go. He has already promised to relieve me from the weight of my burden, but He can’t take a pain from me that I refuse to let go of. The second thing that spoke to me is that when that burden that has weighing down my soul is lifted from me, it creates a void in that space in my spirit. Instantaneously, as the absence of the burden creates a vacuum that is filled with the goodness, grace, love, mercy, strength, peace, hope, and joy of God. When He receives the burdens that we have labored to give up wholly to Him, He replaces the space where the burden resided with more of Himself than we had room for before. What a beautiful truth! When we give up what causes our heart to ache to God, He graciously gives us more of Himself! I never considered the perfection (completeness) of this process before taking time to meditate on this verse this week especially in the context of Abigail, Bathsheba, and Tamar. Make us bold, Lord, to do the hard thing of casting every burdens on You, so that You can fill the empty places with even more of You! Thank you for your perfection and your faithfulness! Have a glorious day, Sisters!

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    2. Mari V says:

      Thank you Shawn. I’m going to share this with my daughter. She and I were up late talking and she was crying hard. She’s only 13 years old.

    3. Ashley Thomas says:

      Amen Shawn! God can’t relieve us of what we cling to, even if we shouldn’t be clinging to it.

  8. Churchmouse says:

    This has been a heavy week of readings.

    Saul’s failure.
    Nabal’s foolishness.
    David’s fury.
    David’s deadly desires.
    An infant’s death.
    Amnon’s despicable lust.
    Tamar’s desolation.

    Yes there’s alot of destruction in the Scriptures we’ve read this week. It could have all been avoided. The cause is all the same: sin. Yet there is hope. There can be redemption. The solution is all the same: confession and repentance.

    Let us be wise. Let us stay in the Word so that we may not wander from it. Let us flee from temptation. Whether we are the sinner or the one sinned against, let us cast our burden on the Lord. Let us cry out or confess, and lean into His embrace. He will sustain us. He will restore to us what the locusts have eaten.

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    3. Mari V says:

      AMEN . This is something I say to my kids all the time. That HE Will restore what the locusts have eaten.

    4. Jennifer Anapol says:

      Amen!! The Lord is our only hope. I love that he redeems the bad situations that happen.

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