He Can Handle It (Numbers 17-18; Psalm 55)

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved,” Psalm 55:22

It was an intense moment for me as a father.  There I stood looking on from a distance.  John was about to bat in a youth baseball game at church.  He swung and missed the first two pitches.  I felt great anxiety as I thought, “If he misses the next one, he will be overwhelmed with sorrow.”  To my shock, he missed the next one and with a smile on his face, he handed the bat to the next player.”  Suddenly I realized, he can handle this.

In a much more intense way, David find himself facing a moment of great trial in Psalm 55.   Most believe this is the moment when his son had betrayed him by overthrowing the throne (II Samuel 13-16).  David describes this trial as a betrayal of a close friend (Vs:13-14).  This betrayal is eating at David.  He describes his life in the following ways; “restless, anguish, fear and trembling, and he is looking for a way to bail out.”

But in this moment there was no way to bail out. So David comes to a place where he recognizes the reality that God can handle this.  So David writes the wonderful words in Vs: 22 that we read above.

Question, “How does a person come to this place?”  Two things must happen:

1.  Pray in confidence

David believes, “The Lord will save me,” Vs: 16.  David knows, “The Lord will redeem me,” Vs: 18.  David holds onto, “The Lord will give his ear to my cry and humble my enemies.”

2.  Proceed forward with conviction

David knows the Lord in his time will lead him through this trial.  Victory in Christ awaits on the other side.

Question, “Do you believe all of this?”  If so, why worry?  Our God can handle it all!!!

For further reading consider I Cor. 10:13; I Peter 5:6-7

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