Day 27: Casting Your Cares
“...Casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].” - 1 Peter 5:7 (AMP)
How often have we experienced worry, concern over a situation, or gone through the “what if’s” of life? Too often to count. 1 Peter 5:7, is an important reminder of how God wants us to treat our worries, concerns and anxieties. He wants us to give them ALL to Him! Yes, ALL of them!
With this knowledge we can refocus all those worrisome thoughts from “how am I going to figure this out” to “I am trusting God is going to take care of it, He has it under control.” It takes us as human beings to realize that we are just that - human beings with limits. We have an amazing Father who wants, who desires, who is eager for us to just call out to him saying, “I need you, this situation can only turn around with you.” Once we come to that realization that we do not need to do it alone that God wants to be the weight-bearer on our behalf, the burdensome weight we have been carrying can be lifted. A beautiful thing happens when you truly give all your cares, all the worries, and all your concerns over to the one who cares so deeply for us- you experience peace.
Daily, give all your concerns, worries, and anxieties to the one who can and wants to carry them for you. God wants to take care of you, he wants only the best for you. It is time to give it ALL to Him so you can experience His deep affection for you.
Lord, I am giving you all of my worries, all my concerns and all my anxieties because I know you deeply love me and care about every part of me. I will not let my mind wander about the “what ifs” in life but instead I choose to trust you in every circumstance at all times. You Lord are in control. I seek after you first God. No matter what I may see in the natural I believe you are working on my behalf to make what may seem impossible possible. I am filled with your perfect peace right now. I am strengthened by your Word. Thank you Lord for loving me, for caring for everything that concerns me and for walking through life with me. Amen