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Take It To The Alter, And Leave It There

Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22
There are times in our lives when we are face with issues that tend to burden us down. They burden us because we meditate on them instead of meditating on the Word of God. In the above scripture, we are instructed to cast our burden upon the Lord and He will sustain us. He is willing and able to take care of any situation that we are facing.
Yesterday at church, one of the ministers gave a wonderful illustration of what we do when we take our problems to the Lord and yet continue to hold on to them. One of our young saints is burden down with a lot of issues at this time. She brought it to the alter, received prayer, and was told to proclaim and walk into her victory. Even though she proclaim victory, you could tell that she was still carrying the burden. She took it to the alter, but she didn't leave it there. So one of the ministers gave a demonstration: He handed her the keys to his car and told her she could go anywhere she wanted to. As she tried to take the keys from him, he continued to hold on to them. He asked her why she wasn't taking the keys, and she responded, " because you are still holding on to them- you won't let them go." He then replied, "Point made." We take our problems to God for Him to help us and yet at the same time, we hold on to them- we won't let them go.
If we are to receive help from God, then we must move out of the way. God will not work on our behalf if we continue to hold on to our problems. It demonstrates a lack of trust and faith that we have in Him when we do that. How can we say we trust Him and continue to try to fix our problems.? We must learn to take our burdens to Him and leave them there, or just hold them until we are ready to release them into His care.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1Peter 5:6-7

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