Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. — Psalm 55:22
I’ve read that verse many time. And yet, despite my familiarity with that verse, I’ve still sometimes felt unsettled, insecure, and shaken to my core. Over time, my questions became: How was I to process that promise? Had God failed to honor his Word by allowing me to be shaken or was something else at the root of my fretfulness?
I came to a point of having to decide if I was going to believe God is faithful or not. Blaming God would have been the quickest and easiest way to reconcile what I truly wanted with what I was actually experiencing. This crisis drove me to look at God’s promise more carefully. The first thing I had to consider was that Psalm 55:22 was written for the righteous—for those who live in obedience and correct standing with God through Jesus Christ.
I knew unconfessed sin would shake a believer; so when I felt shaken, my…