Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately {and} cares about you watchfully. – 1 Peter 5:7 (Amplified Bible)

I believe one of the greatest things in life is to know that you are loved by God, the Creator of the universe. The Bible says He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. This world is full of troubles and you will face different challenges as long as you’re living in it. But the good news is that Jesus overcame the world for your sake (John 16:33). Therefore, you should no longer have sleepless night over any situation in your life.

Some people (Christians) find it difficult to sleep when they are confronted with challenges. Such people are oblivious to the fact that they were called into a life of rest. The Bible says, “For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his” (Hebrews 4:10). Question is, have you entered into His rest? You should have if you’re born again. It’s time to take God’s Word seriously and stake your life on it. He is that faithful if only you’d believe Him.

Jesus was mocked to the cross; He was spat on, beaten and rejected, and then He died. All these He did so that you may no longer cry. Therefore, whenever you think about the death of Jesus, always remember that He took all those pains, worries, dejection which could have given you the sleepless nights. Hallelujah!

Remember that when He prayed in the garden of Gethsemane just before His was arrested, His disciples were sleeping. They awoke only after He had finished praying and He said to them, “Sleep on now, and take your rest…” (Matthew 26:45). Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I WILL GIVE YOU REST. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and YE SHALL FIND REST UNTO YOUR SOULS” (Matthew 11:28-29). Proverbs 3:24-26 says, “When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and THY SLEEP SHALL BE SWEET. BE NOT AFRAID OF SUDDEN FEAR, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken”. He has given you rest and taken your sleepless nights away. Do you believe and trust God? Ask yourself, do I really trust and believe God? All things are possible to him who believes (Mark 9:23).

1 Peter 5:7 tells you what to do when you’re faced with challenges: “Throw all your worry on Him, because He cares”. You can’t cast your worries on Him and later worry again; that’s proof that you actually took it back from Him. In other words, what you’re doing is telling God you don’t need His help, you’ll do it by yourself. Psalm 127:2 from the Message Bible says, “It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worries fingers to the bone. Don’t you know He enjoys giving rest to those He loves?” Therefore, never let worry or any other thing still steal your rest away from you. Truth is, worry is a proof that one doesn’t trust God and the Bible says, that’s pride (1 Peter 5:6) and you’ll never get what you asked God for (James 1:6-7).

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For more, please read and study: Philippians 4:6 (Message Bible); 2 Corinthians 12:9

Proclamation of Faith

I have the peace of God, therefore I dwell in rest. I refuse to be troubled by circumstances and situations because I deal with them from a position of rest. Challenges are my nourishment and signs of my promotion. Glory to God!