We know we all catch ourselves worrying here and there. Some more than others. We don’t mean to, but we just let our minds wander sometimes to the cares and concerns that surround us. I was reading a devotional this morning that helped me so much. It was talking about how to cast our cares like the Bible says to. What hit me hard was that we are literally commanded to cast our cares on God. It’s not a suggestion, you think you can, or even a light teaching or instruction. It is a command. God HATES worry! It is a form of fear and fear is the opposite of faith. We need to have faith to please God. As a matter of fact, it is a sin to fear. Here’s what the example was that helped me put it in the perspective of how we are to cast the care on God.
–“Let’s say you were standing about 20 feet away from me and I tossed my car keys to you. If someone else were to come to me and say, “Brother Copeland, I need the keys to your car. I need to use it.” I would say, “I can’t help you. I cast my keys over on him. I don’t have them anymore.”That’s what you need to do with your worries. You need to cast them over on the Lord and not take them back. If Satan brings a worried thought to your mind, saying, “What if this terrible thing happens?” then you can tell him to talk to God about it. It’s in His hands, not yours! Remember, though, God will not take your cares away from you. You have to give them to Him. Then you have to replace those worries with the Word. You are the one who has to keep your thoughts under control. —
I am so thankful for devotional books that help us get sharp & stay sharp. Thanks to Kenneth Copeland’s, “From Faith to Faith” Daily Devotional, Day 15.
Let’s cast our cares on God and make sure we never take them back. Walk with me…
““So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
Matthew 6:34 NLT
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
1 Peter 5:7 NLT
“Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.”
Proverbs 12:25 NLT
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
Philippians 4:6 NLT