Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth
Would care to know my name
Would care to feel my hurt?
Who am I, that the bright and morning star
Would choose to light the way
For my ever wandering heart?
(Casting Crowns- Who am I)
Some of you may be familiar with this song- it’s a beautiful reminder of God’s unwavering love and concern for us. We are here today but gone tomorrow, yet the King of Kings and Lord of Lords cares for each one of us! Not because of who we are or what we’ve done, but because of who He is and what He’s done! From the moment Adam and Eve ate that forbidden fruit and sinned, God already had a plan to save His children.
If He is able to save you from the pit of hell, will He not take care of all that worries you today?
I encourage you to cast your cares unto the Lord for He cares for you! (1 Peter 5:7)
I know many of you may have heard this verse before, but it is a reminder we need on a daily basis.
We worry about many things; our life, what we will eat, what we will wear, our relationships, our finances, our studies, our work…the list goes on.
But Jesus instructs us on what to do instead of worrying: “Seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” And He goes on to tell us not to worry about tomorrow. (Matthew 6:33-34).
As Christians, we tend to worry on a regular basis, and we often forget that worry is a sin! In fact, worry can lead us astray.
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:7-8
When we cast our anxiety on Him, God isn’t saying to simply forget our concerns. But instead, He asks us to bring our concerns to Him in prayer and petition, with a thankful heart! (See Philippians 4:6-7)
God knows what you need (and desire); He wants to know we trust Him with all of our heart. Faith is the opposite of fear, and I think it’s safe to say that prayer is the opposite of worry/anxiety. “Prayerlessness” is a state of continued anxiety with the hopelessness that God won’t come through.
In fact, as more and more evil things are happening in the world today, people are losing their faith and forgetting the power of prayer.
But I’m here to remind you, that God cares for you deeply. He hurts when you are hurting. He cares about you in every way. Often times, we may get bothered for petty things, yet God still cares about those worries, too. In other words, there is nothing too small to bring to God, and there’s also nothing too big to bring to Him, either.
As you pray more, you will worry less. In fact, the peace of God will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus (see Philippians 4:7).
I can tell you from experience, that worrying will drain you out. But if you come to Jesus, He will give you rest! (Matthew 11:28-30).
Stay in His ways, because He will never let the righteous be shaken (Psalm 55:22). He is a loving Father and He will never withhold good things from His children (Psalm 84:11).
Finally, believe in His promises, because they are forever true! And whatever you are going through today, I pray that you learn to cast it all unto Jesus, and stop worrying.
God’s got this!