Cast Your Cares on Him
Walking with the Lord does not relieve us of the burdens of this world. Walking with the Lord gives us a place to lay our troubles. When I’m feeling pressed in from all sides, I know in my heart Poppa has all of this, it’s my job to do the work at hand and leave the big picture stuff to Him.
I find myself far from home today. It’s nearly 3000 miles from Ft St John British Columbia to Warner Robins Georgia. Even though I flew all over the world during my military career, I feel like I’m farther from home than I’ve ever been. Perhaps because I don’t have the infra structure of the US government supporting me or maybe it’s because of the remote location of this racing facility, regardless it’s an odd feeling for me.
Add all of the normal stuff that goes on in life and business and you can seem pretty isolated. When life gets like this, that’s when I run to the shelter of my Father. I know that I can come to Him with anything I have in life, any situation, any problem, any concern and He will handle it.
Psalm 139:3-13 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. You hem me in–behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
He know where we are and what we need, cast you cares on Him.
Cast Your Cares on Him
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by Charis Hillman Brown
“Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” -Ps. 55:22
Have you ever felt “weighed down” with burdens?
It seems that with the constant stressors and events of life, it has become normal to be weighed down with the things of life. Whether stressors are present because of money struggles, job pressures, family challenges, political issues, or current events, all of these things can take a toll on our souls. But, we can find rest in Jesus, as we “cast all our cares” on Him.
Jesus knew that we would often put burdens on ourselves that were too big to carry. After all, we are only human! He told His disciples, “For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:29-30 Twice in the Bible is the phrase, “cast your cares on him” mentioned, in Psalms and in 1 Peter. God didn’t want the weight of the world on our shoulders; He wanted only the weight of His glory flowing through us for all the world to see.
If you are carrying heavy burdens, why not let them rest at His feet today? He desires that we let go of our burdens, so we can simply carry the “light burden”, and find “peace and rest for our souls.”
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” -1 Peter 5:7