Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

by | Oct 7, 2020 | General, Ministries

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

The specific reference for the above is 1 Peter 5:7.

Many believe that Peter was inspired by Psalm 55:22, which says, “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”

The King James uses the word “care,” in 1 Peter 5:7, other translations use “anxieties,” “worries,” fears, or concerns. The point is we are encouraged when we experience fear, worry, or anxiety to “cast” those concerns upon our Lord and Savior.

I love that word “cast.” It conjures up the image in my mind of casting a fishing line out to sea.

I envision my worry at the end of that line.

I cast it out, and God Himself catches it.

We are told that we can cast our concerns to God because “He cares” for us.

He wants to intervene, He wants to demonstrate His love, and He is waiting patiently for you to come to Him so that He can get to work on your behalf.

Ellicott’s Commentary for English Readers said, “Anxiety implies…some distrust of God’s providence.”

I love the reference to “God’s providence.”

If you have ever been unsure of God’s providence, of His intentions for you, another of my favorite passages says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope,” from the New Living Translation of Jeremiah 29:11.

When we take these two passages together, we are assured that God has blessings in store for us beyond our wildest imagination, beyond our ability to accomplish on our own, and certainly well beyond what we deserve.

So what are you waiting for?

If your heart is burdened, if you are worried about something, take a moment right now to cast that concern to Him.

He won’t let you down.

Much love,

David Dellman

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