Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. (Psalm 55:22)

Are you facing circumstances that seem hopeless? Most Christians experience discouragement at some point in their lives. Maybe you have prayed night and day about a problem, and it has only gotten worse. Maybe years have passed, and your prayers are still unanswered. Maybe you are going through a difficult time, and you think no one understands or cares. Dear Reader, know that Jesus cares, and you are not alone. He wants you to cast all your burdens on Him. (1 Peter 5:7) When you come to the end of your strength, you'll find God's grace and strength to sustain you.

Now let me ask you to look back over your life for a moment. Think about the trials you have faced and that God brought you through them. Remember when you were sick, and God healed you. Remember when your bank account was empty, and God supplied your needs. Remember when He sustained you through a time of loss. Throughout all your troubles, He has never left you nor will He ever leave you. You are the apple of God's eye (Zechariah 2:8), and He will never stop being faithful.

Heavenly Father, pour out Your strength on those who are discouraged or weary. Thank You for Your faithfulness that will continue throughout their lives. In Jesus' name. Amen.


Susan Ferguson is a freelance writer who lives in Madison, Mississippi with her husband. She is an accountant by profession and works during the day and writes at night. She is a member of Faithwriters and participates in their daily devotional. She likes to read, travel, and cook for family and friends.