1 Peter 5:7 (NKJV) Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7 (AMP) 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.
When we look at this verse from these two different translations, we get a bigger view of what God, our Heavenly Father, wants us to do with our anxieties, worries, cares, and concerns. Here it is in one big sentence: Give them all to Him!
Why is that? Because He has much bigger shoulders than all of us put together. Our bodies and minds were not made for the stress and anxieties of this world, and the Bible says that we are not of this world. So let us do what the Word says: Cast all of our cares on Him, for He cares for us.
What an amazing Father we have, Who loves us so much that He wants to take all of this, cast it away from us, and take care of it for us. This is the life of faith; not that we hide from our troubles, or run from them, but that we stand and run at them, as David ran towards Goliath.
God is not saying, “I will take away whatever comes your way.” No, He's saying, “Whatever you give to me, and whatever you trust me to take care of, I will!” So today, cast you worries and concerns on Him. He wants them, and can handle them!
Confession: Today, I make a quality decision to cast this care on God and not to pick it up again. My Heavenly Father would never tell me to do this unless He wanted me to, so today I do what He says. Thank you God that I am free today of worry, concern, and anxiety!
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