What Did David Mean By Burden In Psalm 55?

Are you heavy-hearted? Do you feel like sometimes the pressures of life are too much to bear? God knew that this life was not going to be an easy road for us to walk and He invites us to give Him our burdens.

"Cast your burden on the LORD,
and he will sustain you;"
 Psalm 55:22

When we look a little deeper at the meaning of the word 'burden' in this verse, we find that the word literally means "gift" or "the lot that is given." No matter how hard the trial is that we are given, God will sustain us and asks us to give it back to Him. This is not only letting Him have our burdens but allows Him to carry us through as well. After all, He is the only one that can sustain us!