Praying Through the Bible #55 | with Daniel Whyte III
TEXT: Psalm 55
We are in a series of messages titled “Praying Through the Bible: A Series on Every Passage and Verse Regarding Prayer in the Bible”. The purpose of this series is to encourage and motivate you to pray to the God of the Bible. We highlighted each of these over 500 verses and passages in the new Prayer Motivator Devotional Bible. So far, we have done 54 messages in this series.
This is message #55 titled “How to Cast Your Burdens on the Lord Through Prayer (Part 2)”
On last week, we began looking at the topic of worry and how to handle it from this psalm. We have a lot to worry about. The terrible shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday just reminds us of the fragility of our world. Just when it seems like we have everything under control, when everything is going well, when we tell ourselves we have nothing to worry about — all of that can be shattered in an instant, and worry sets in again.
We worry about our families. We worry about our circumstances. We worry about our children. We worry about the future. What will happen tomorrow? What will happen 5, 10, or 15 years from now? We often wish that we could roll all our burdens, troubles, cares, and worries on someone else, and let them handle it — let them fix it. Well, the Bible tells us to “cast all our cares upon God, for he careth for us.” And Jesus Christ said, “come unto me all ye that are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” So, we are invited to cast all our burdens on the Lord, and we can do that through prayer.
We have seen from Psalm 55, this psalm of instruction, three things that we must realize in times of worry.
1. We must realize that times of worry are times to pray.
2. We must realize that there is no easy escape from worry.
3. We must realize that the only way out of worry is to look up.
Today, I want us to see from this psalm three more things that we must do when we are faced with the cares, worries, and burdens of this life.