How do you handle a crisis in your life? You may not be going through one now, but you will. Everyone does. How you handle a crisis determines something vital. Who you trust most. Generally the person or place that we turn to first determines who we trust most.

Psalm 55:22 tells us: Cast your cares on the Lord  and he will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.

The promise that God gives us is that as we cast our cares on the Lord, as we give them to Him, He will provide for us and never let us fall. He provides strength and confidence. The problem we run into is we have a tendency not to do our part (casting our cares), instead we hold on to them. We allow worry and fear instead to settle in and when that happens it shows that we are carrying the care instead of casting it on the Lord. Sometimes this is a process of learning to do this…but the more that you learn to do this in little things, you’ll learn to do this in the big things.

So, make the divine exchange with the Holy Spirit….give it to Him (even in the little things) and take the strength and the confidence that you can stand firm in any and all situations. That is His promise to you. You just do your part.

-Selah (“pause, and think of that.”)