Sermon outline: This is an abbreviated outline with the complete sermon downloadable at the bottom of the post.
Text: Psalm 55
Title: Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord
Introduction: Psalm 55 was written during the developing stages of Absalom’s revolt against David and the kingdom. You can read the entire account in 2 Samuel 14-18.
This is a Maschil psalm; that is, it is a teaching psalm. A psalm of instruction.
Burdens are not accidents, but divine appointments. They are custom designed for a specific time, and a specific reason.
I. The Reality of Burdens
II. The Reaction to the Burden
A. There is a positive reaction
B. There is the personal reaction
3. Fighting back
III. The Release from the Burden
B. Consistent prayer
C. Confident prayer
Conclusion: God calls upon us to realize the necessity of not only bringing our burdens to Him, but also allowing Him to strengthen and sustain us through our times of difficulty.