Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you – 1 Peter 5:7
Our opening scripture is remarkable. The Lord Himself is inviting us to cast all our cares on Him. He says, “Give me all your cares!” You don’t have to worry over anything in life. Roll all your cares over to Him. You and God can’t be “caring” about the same things, at the same time. If you’re going to be fretful and anxious, He can’t intervene, because your worries will stop His power from flowing your way.
Refuse to care! Confess the Word and say, “I refuse to be anxious over anything. However, in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, I make my request known unto God; therefore, His peace that surpasses all understanding garrisons my heart and mind in Christ Jesus.”
Perhaps you’re a parent, you have your son or your daughter away somewhere, and you think he or she might be in danger. Instead of crying out in fear, “Oh God, I don’t know what’s happening…”; say, “Father, I thank you because I know that you care! You’re in charge; therefore, my child is protected.”
Confess that God cares! Be conscious that He cares. Jesus Christ was so conscious of the Father; He spoke of Him all the time. I have that consciousness! He says, “I will not leave you fatherless” (John 14:18), and He sent the Holy Spirit to take care of us, because He cares. We’re not fatherless. There’s someone who cares for you; He’s your heavenly Father. He cares about every detail of your life; He cares about everything that pertains to you. He perfects all that concerns you, and you’re important to Him; He knows your name.
No matter the situation, get into your closet, shut the world out, shut the pain out, shut the tribulation out and lift your hands and say, “I have a Father, the Almighty; He’s King of kings and Lord of Lords, and He cares for me.” You’re not alone; greater is He that’s in you than all the troubles in the world.
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I cast all my cares on you, blessed Lord, because I know you love me and care for me affectionately. I refuse to be discouraged, irrespective of the challenges that come my way, because I trust in the efficacy of your Word. Greater is He that’s in me, than he that’s in the world. Halleluiah!
Further Study: Romans 8:35-39; Zephaniah 3:17; Psalm 55:22