“Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).
“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” (1 Peter 5:7 AMP).
Some people seem to take comfort in thinking that God knows and He understands, while they continue to hold on to their cares. And they never get free from them.
It’s not enough to know that God understands and cares. If you want to be free from your cares, you must do what God said to do about them: You must cast all of your cares, all of your concerns, all of your anxieties, and all of your worries upon the Lord, because He cares for you.
This isn’t something you do every day. It’s a once-and-for-all proposition that enables you to get rid of your cares – it puts them over into God’s hands.
I’ve done that. God has my cares. He’s figured it all out, and He’s working it all out. And I’m shouting while He’s doing it! God is doing the work, and I’m shouting.
Confession: I cast the whole of my care – all my anxieties, all my worries, all my concerns, once and for all on God.
Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications