HH Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. — 1 Peter 5:7
Has anxiety bothered you recently? Have deadlines and to-do lists increased stress like bunnies multiplying in springtime? Have you noticed that the older you get, the more anxious you become? If you answered yes to any of those questions, look again at Peter’s reminder of a very simple (but hard to do) solution: casting. To cast is to throw something with such strength that you don’t expect to have that object returned. Casting your anxiety, then, is an act of surrender.
You can safely cast your cares on Jesus because He loves you. He is not sitting in heaven places asking you for being needy.
No, Jesus willingly bears your burdens. Compelled by His great love for you, He wants to take those worries and concerns from you. So your job is to let Him do His job. Pray. Tell Him about every single source of stress in your life. It’s time to let your fear go into the capable hands of your Friend.
Jesus, please help me surrender my anxieties to You. I am so grateful that You love me and will take them from me, amen.