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

Thought

If you fish or know someone who does, perhaps you have seen the moment of release when a line is cast upward and outward. It hovers for a moment over the surface of the water until gravity inevitably forces its descent into the unknown depths. Similarly, when you cast your burden on the Lord, this is the casting motion of grief. You release your pain and the remnants of grief in a moment of exquisite trust in God and in life. Grief is cast Godward in certain trust that God is at the end of the line.

Prayer

God, on this day of rest for my soul I cast the burden of my grief on you. I trust in you, the giver of life. Amen.

Assurance

My sustained trust in God will strengthen me for life.

Originally published in Beyond the Broken Heart - Daily Devotions for Your Grief Journey,
Abingdon Press 2012