For the last two weeks, we’ve been talking about how Jesus humbled Himself to dwell among us and suffer for our salvation. Today we’re looking at one way we can respond to His humility—to humble ourselves by trusting Him with our worries.
You may have read or even memorized I Peter 5:7 before: “ . . . casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” I memorized this verse at Bible Study Fellowship as a young child, and it’s still one of my favorites. But I Peter 5:7 is a sentence fragment. It’s grammatically and ideologically connected to the previous verse:
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all of your anxieties on him, because he cares for you” (I Peter 5:6-7).
As we’re humbling ourselves, we’re casting all our anxieties on Him. We hurl our worries from our weak hands into His mighty hand, acknowledging that He is God, and we are not.
Throw your financial uncertainties on Him. He is your provider.
Throw your family worries on Him. He loves your loved ones even more than you do.
Throw your fears for the future on Him. His purposes cannot be thwarted, and He will be faithful to you.
Throw your failures on Him. He saves you by His grace and mercy.
As you let go of your worries and cast them on the Lord, you can have confidence that He will receive them. As verse 7 promises, He cares for you. Your worries do not fall on deaf ears or a hard heart. Your cares are cared for by your Heavenly Father.
No matter what you face this week, cast your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.Share
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