David experienced many devastating trials during his life. By the time Psalm 55 was composed, he had suffered such things as . . .

  • Insults

  • Persecution

  • Severe Guilt

  • Family Tragedy

  • Sickness

  • Betrayal

Even when his burdens seemed unbearable, David found a way to cope with them. For any who might feel the same way, David gives this inspired advice: “Throw your burden on Jehovah.”

How can we apply this verse today?


  1. Turn to Jehovah in heartfelt prayer with any problem, anxiety, or concern

  2. Seek guidance and support from Jehovah’s Word and organization

  3. Do what you reasonably can to relieve the situation in harmony with Bible principles