Devotional For August 15, 2023

Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭55‬:‭22‬

Life often brings us burdens—challenges, worries, and responsibilities that can bring us down. In the midst of these discouraging struggles, we are given a comforting and reassuring message. God wants to reassure His children that He will see us through.

Today’s encouraging word invites us to entrust our burdens to the Lord. It’s an invitation to release the weight of our worries and cares into His capable hands. Our burdens are those things that consume our thoughts and emotions—stress, fears, uncertainties, and even the heavy load of responsibilities we carry.

When we surrender our burdens to the Lord, we place our trust in His promise to take care of us. He knows our struggles. He invites us to lean on Him, to find rest in His presence, and to experience His loving care.

This verse assures us that the godly—those who seek and follow God—will not slip and fall. This doesn’t mean we won’t face difficulties, but it declares that God is our sure foundation. When we give our burdens to Him, He sustains us, providing the strength and stability we need to successfully thrive through life’s ups and downs.

Giving our burdens to the Lord is a continuous, conscious practice. It’s our choice to release control and trust in His guidance. When we make this a daily habit, we experience the peace that comes from knowing that our lives are in His hands.

Take a moment to reflect on the burdens that you’re carrying today. What worries or concerns are captivating your thoughts? Imagine handing each one over to Him, feeling the weight lifted off your shoulders. Trust in His promise to care for you and to guide your steps.


Lord, I come before You with my burdens that are weighing me down. I surrender them to You, trusting in Your care and provision. Help me to find rest in Your presence, and to experience the peace that comes from placing my trust in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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