November 8 – Learning To Cast

“…having cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (NASB)

What is before the ellipsis in our verse? It is the instruction to take on humility under God’s mighty hand. He promises He will exalt us in time. This is after we have turned over to God all that we are anxious about. That is the requirement. Everything that upsets us.

Every worry.
Every concern.
Everything that is not working out the way we believe it should.
Every apprehension about the evil, hateful, ungodly, despicable cheating, lying, and underhanded manipulations, affecting our future.
Every fear of losing our freedom and liberty and our major dismay with who will be leading our country.

Wrap all these up and cast them on Jesus. He does not want us to lug these cares around. They get in the way. He can do something about it and we can only give them to him. God cares and that’s our promise you, He cares about me, about us –all who He has chosen and called and redeemed from permanent spiritual death. He does not want us to be stirred up or to stir up others with things we really can’t change. He cares about us enough to take these anxieties away for us.

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