I assume that the verse you are referring to is Psalm 55:22 which says, “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”  A similar thought is found in Proverbs 12:3 which says, “A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.”

Psalm 55:22 can be divided into three important assurances.

Cast thy burden upon the Lord” is a wonderful invitation from the Lord to give Him all our cares and burdens.  1 Peter 5:7 shows us why the Lord wants us to cast our burdens on Him.  That says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”  It’s because of the Lord’s great love for His children that He wants us to give Him all our cares.  He wants us to give them to Him so that He might minister His grace, love and power to us.  What is your burden or care, dear believer?  Are you worried about your marriage, your children, your finances, your walk with the Lord?  Whatever it is, give it to the Lord and allow Him to work on your behalf.  I’m reminded of that precious old hymn, “Take It To the Lord In Prayer”, which says in part:

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised

Thou wilt all our burdens bear;

May we ever, Lord, be bringing

All to Thee in earnest prayer.

Upon casting our cares upon the Lord, we are told that “he shall sustain thee.”  The Lord will never fail us, nor will He forsake us.  Rather, He will sustain us in our trials.  David had written earlier in Psalm 37:25, “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”  The word ‘sustain’ here means ‘to keep’ or ‘to maintain’.  When we rely completely upon the Lord, He will meet all our needs; He will strengthen us for whatever lies ahead for us.  Whatever it is the Lord allows us to go through; we can take heart, realizing He will go through these things with us.

We are then told that the Lord “shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”  As had been said before, “He stands firm who stands in God.”  To the one who continuously looks to the Lord as the One who bears his burdens and sustains him in all his trials, the Lord will not allow this one to be moved away from the faith and blessings of the Lord.  To those who refuse to listen to the world, but rather continue in God’s Word, we are told in Psalm 1:3 that, “…he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water.”  May we fix our eyes upon the Lord.  May we seek those things which are above.  May we rely fully upon the Lord in every situation, no matter how dire it may seem.  When we do that, we can say as David did in Psalm 62:6, “He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.”  (177.9)