Cast your burden on the LORD [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail).
But You, O God, will bring down the wicked to the pit of destruction;
Men of blood and treachery will not live out half their days.
But I will [boldly and unwaveringly] trust in You (Psalms 55:22-23).
Undoubtedly, two of the easiest things for mankind to do are: believe a lie and complain. A person who is skilled at lying can make the lie look exactly like the truth with the exception of a few outliers. When we are told a lie and we act on it, we feel like “we have been violated” especially when the lie is found out. Complaining is easy because it doesn’t require any thought, simply open the mouth and speak against a perceived issue. When the king presented this prayer to the Lord, we are not told what G_d said to him in reply and but when we look back on the events of our lives and how the Lord has excoriated our anger and then, after we calmed down, helped us to see both sides of the equation. It is for this reason that the last two paragraphs are included in the prayer not for David to make himself look good but to change the course of our thoughts so that we can find peace in the midst of troubles.
Thank you for always changing the course of my thoughts and helping me to see both sides of the equation. I cannot change other people’s minds but I change mine. For this reason, help me to live to honor you in all that I do. I pray for my families, friends, law enforcement officers, EMT staff, teachers, ministers, the city of Stacy, the state of Minnesota, and my USA. May you guide me in all that I do.