Leave Your Worries with God!
Be Strong, Be Well — Tuesday, August 25
Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Did you know the word “casting” in this verse means to deposit?
In other words, God’s children must take their anxieties and cares and leave them with God. Far too often we try to take them back. In reality, if we worry and continue to dwell on the things that cause us anxiety, we really didn’t leave them with the Lord in the first place. How often have we been guilty of this?
Jesus rebuked those guilty of worry. “...O you of little faith? And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind” (Luke 12:28-29). It brings up the question of faith. Is it strong or weak? If we fail to leave our cares with the Lord do we really trust Him?
We might not say it outloud, but we would be doubting God’s ability to care for us, if we can’t seem to let go of the things that give us grief and anxiety. Satan will use the circumstances of life to try to cloud our thinking and cause us to doubt God’s ability to care for us. Why else would we worry? If we were totally confident in Almighty God’s interest in us, we would gladly hand over all of our struggles and heartaches.
The process involves deep faith and sincere prayer. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
We need to be more determined when we go to God in prayer and leave all of our worries at His feet. The holy, eternal, most powerful, all-knowing God, who created heaven and earth, cares about us. How wonderful! How awesome! —Chris