“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:7
This a wonderful promise, and a huge challenge for most of us. Because it doesn’t say cast some, or even most, of our cares. No, we are to bring everything: worries, confusing circumstances, fears, etc.
And that word cast? Well, it means “to throw forcefully in a specified direction.” It might sound strange to say that God wants us to chuck our burdens His way. But it does say in Scripture that Jesus came to set the captives free (Luke 4:18). Letting go of what weighs us down will definitely lead to a new freedom of our hearts and minds.
We can’t do all that, though, until we’ve decided to trust God with our lives. The last part of this verse can help with that. Knowing that He deeply cares for us and remembering how He has shown that in the past can lead us to seek Him when troubles come.
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