By Undre Griggs, Jr.
Psalms 55:22 (ESV): "Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit righteous to be moved.”
According to Strong’s Concordance, the Hebrew word for “moved” can be translated as; bring down, fall, or falter. God is promising us, if we do not allow ourselves to be moved off the path of righteousness, he will sustain us. When your righteousness causes others to persecute you, you cannot allow that pain to consume you. You cannot allow any burden to remain on your shoulders, because in time, it could change the essence of who you are for the worst. You have to trust in the Lord and put that burden on Him. If God is sustaining you; why be concerned?
Psalms 56:3-4: When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?
One reason bad things happen to the righteous is to produce steadfastness. Steadfastness or endurance is required for us to be complete and perfect in the Lord.
James 1:2-4: Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
And once you are perfect and complete, everything you endured for a time will be well worth it when you receive a reward that will last a lifetime.
James 1:12: Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.