January 7, 2022
First Peter 5:7 commands believers to “Cast all your care upon him, for he careth for you.” It is amazing that Scripture so eloquently commands us to do this. So many times in this life we experience trouble where the helpful ear of a friend is valued higher than gold. We tell this person of our situation, and if nothing more than the ability to tell them about it and have them listen helps us a great deal. Even better is when our friend shows sympathy towards us and our situation. Many times they will never be able to do more than this.
But what of God? If we can rush to someone who will listen but can’t do anything about our situation, how much more should we run as fast as we can to God who can do the unthinkable? Who can do so much more than a friend and, as Scripture so clearly tells us, “can do exceedingly, abundantly more than we could ever think or ask”. That is who He is.
The verse says He cares for us. It’s not just that He will oblige us. Not that He will take a portion of His time and spare us a few moments. His propensity to listen is grounded upon the foundation of His great love for us. A love so powerful that He was brutally mocked, spit upon, crucified, and died to spare us from the wrath to come. It is an everlasting love. He cares more than any other.
With these thoughts in mind, we should go to Him with all of our cares. Not some of your cares, your troubles, your worries, your problems. Not fifteen minutes of time because that is all He can spare, but He says come and cast ALL of your cares.
He will listen, friend. Not only can He listen, but He is eager to hear from you. He is waiting even now for you to come to Him with all of your troubles. So I encourage you today to spend time with Him. Not only will He listen, but He will also help you because anything is possible with God.
Remember: “It’s the Situation Keeping My Connection with Him”.
I’m Lori Stith, The Stoicess, and I believe in You!
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