. . . casting all your care upon Him, because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).

What more could one ask for? God tells His children through the pen of His apostle (or his secretary) that He cares for you. And, because He does, extends the privilege of throwing all your cares upon Him!

What does this mean?

First, it means that God expects His children to find themselves in the midst of trouble from time to time. Otherwise, there would be no reason for the invitation. The Christian life is not care-free—that must be understood. Some of the problems we face are of our own making; some are not.  But problems there will be—and we need to know what to do about them.  That is why He tells us what to do about them.

Secondly, because He cares for His children, God encourages them to toss these cares away by placing them on Him. What does that mean?

How does one do so? He must carry his cares no farther than to his next prayer session. We cast our cares on God by telling Him about them and asking for their removal (if He sees fit to do so), or for strength to endure and wisdom to face them properly.

In either case, the idea is that you do not need to get up from prayer with these cares upon your back, still burdening you down.  If you take them to Him, you can know that He will take them under advisement and do what is best for you.

What a wonderful assurance! Don’t miss out on this promise. You can be care free!!


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