Casting Your Cares
1 Peter 5:7
The Upward Look
© Copyright 2015, Max D. Hutto,
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, . . . casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 NASB
The word “cast” was used for placing, literally throwing, a saddle or a pack on a horse or a donkey. The animal carried the whole load of that weight. The word “anxiety” describes all the concerns, worries, stresses, troubles, and struggles of life. Peter is describing that one who trusts in God, who humbly submits to the mighty hand of God as the Sovereign Lord, that one can place all his cares and worries on Jesus. He will carry the load because He cares for you. God is compassionate and loving toward those who trust Him.
Lord Jesus, no matter what problems and stresses may happen this day, I trust You to guide me through them. Let me be filled with Your strength, peace, grace, and love as I go through my day.
June 5, 2015
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