You Can Rely On GodDecember 5, 2011
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 AMP
Jesus is capable and He has broad shoulders. He bore our sins and carried our sickness (1 Peter 2:24). We aren’t designed to carry burdens all the time. That’s why we need to defy the tendency to be super worried and instead cast our cares on God—He wants to bring vitality and strength to our lives.
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
“Do not worry then, saying ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:31, 33). Worry feeds on constant chatter. At the point of anxiety, it’s important to first bridle your tongue, and then cast your concern on the Lord. Then, ask God to fill your mouth with praise (Psalm 71:8) and begin to minister to the Lord. You do that by praising Him for who He is and what He is capable of doing and by thanking Him for victory and breakthrough.
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
God has the answer to every human dilemma, so invite Him into your world: into the hospital room, into your marriage, into the battle you’re fighting, into your weird thinking. Invite God in when you are between a rock and a hard place—He knows how to deliver. Shake off melancholy and distrust, and even if you have sinned, run to God. He absolutely cares for you. Trust Him with your business, your relationships, your physical body, and your next steps in life! He is a Father who cares for His children affectionately and watchfully! He will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (Psalm 55:22).
God is faithful!
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