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Monday, August 22, 2011

1 Peter 5:7

Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 

 The LORD cares for absolutely everything that bothers you, even if it is small and ridiculous.  He cares for you and how you are doing.  He pops in every now and then just to see how you are.  He is always there to listen to you vent about a stressful day or to calm your fears and worries.  He provides even for the smallest details if you ask him to.

So often we only ask God for big things, but he who is able to handle big issues can certainly take care of smaller ones as well.  Peter says to cast all of your anxieties on Him, not just the ones you don't think you can handle.  Humble yourself and give to him your anxiety and he will give you grace.  Allow yourself to be put under God's complete and total care and he will lift you up.

There is no use pretending to be strong.  What good is choosing to suffer alone for the sake of keeping up appearances?  It is a mark of maturity to know when to ask for help.  It is a sign of humility.  And the strangest thing happens when someone is humble and asks for help:  they receive it from those who care for them.  So cast all your anxieties upon the Lord because he cares for you, and he will give you rest.

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