Really Casting All Our Care on Him
“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
It’s part of our human nature as adults to worry and to be anxious about the future because of the nature of sin stamped on our flesh. Children don’t tend to worry until they have experienced some painful or emotionally stressful circumstance. Before then they are totally accepting of love and peace. Now, as adults, we have to learn how not to worry and to cast our cares on the Lord. How to do that is a challenge for many people, because we are rightly instructed that as mature Christians, especially, we who would be responsible adults taking care of our families and ourselves who do our jobs well and bear the burden of whatever tasks or challenges are put before us. And part of that is “sweating the small stuff,” giving due attention to detail and caring enough to “get it right."
Yes, God calls us to act responsibly with integrity in all things, but leave all concern, anxiety and care to Him to bear for us. Yes, we should do our work with all due diligence, with all earnestness and sincerity of heart as unto the Lord. And for most of us this is what we do. Still, our human nature wars against us in this. Therefore, we have to fight with our own thoughts and memories of past failures and fears that can captivate us like little else.
In the midst of all these the Spirit of the Lord comes to our aid by the power of the Holy Spirit, reminding us that it is not by might not by power but by His Spirit are the mountains in our lives removed. [Zechariah 4: 6-9] In all that God has called us to do He will also equip and empower us to get it done. We don’t need to worry. Things may temporarily challenge us and setbacks sometimes come, but when our faith and trust is rooted firmly in the Lord, in His Word, we will see the fulfillment of our intended purpose realized to His glory and our blessing. What God has promised He will do, and what we ask for in the name of Jesus, the Father will do it for us. We don’t need to worry fret or fear. He’s got our backs!