1 Peter 5:7
“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
Isn’t it a waste of time to have invested energy and effort in worrying about something, only to have it pass by without manifesting some dreaded news or some terrible crash? Why do we find worrying so easy to do? Could it be that we are more comfortable worrying, that we have deluded ourselves into thinking that by worrying we have some sort of control over the situation?
By wasting our time worrying about things that rarely, if ever even happen, we wind up having something to really worry about, like an ulcer. We act foolishly when we worry and we certainly give too much sovereignty to our emotions. When we worry, we believe that God is unable to help. We think that He is unaware or unable to care. When we worry, we fabricate scenarios and disasters that make for a great Hollywood thriller, but are far from reality.
To worry is to assume a responsibility that God never intended us to carry. The truth is, our shoulders were never designed to bear the load that comes with worrying.
Dear Christian, the next time you’re tempted to worry, stop! Turn your eyes upward toward your heavenly Father and pray, “Dad, this looks like something I could worry about, so get ready, because here it comes, Father. Oh yes, good catch, Dad!” The Bible says you are to “cast…all your care[s] upon Him, for He cares for you.” The definition in the Greek language for “cast” is to “heave it away from you, to throw what is in your hand far away.”
God doesn’t want us to worry. He cares for us so that we don’t have to.
Do you remember all that stuff you worried about last year? Probably not because… it never came to pass! But you sure invested a lot of energy. Such a waste of time, isn’t it?
“Casting all your care upon Him”, is what He wants us to do. Try it and see what happens.
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