Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
It does not matter how tightly knit our families are or how many close friends we have. When we go through a difficult time or trial, many a time, we still feel that no one cares – we feel alone and dejected.
Martha knew that feeling too. Luke 10 recalls that Martha on one occasion cried out to Jesus saying, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone?” Jesus’ disciples also knew what it was like to feel small, alone and in trouble. Mark 4 recalls that they cried out, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” when they were swept up in a terrifying storm.
You may also be crying in your heart saying, “Lord don’t you care that I am going through this or that?” My friend, God cares for you dearly. He loves you so much that He wants you to cast all your cares upon Him—not just some but all your cares. He wants both your big and small cares. There is nothing too big or small for him to fix in your life. If it is a care in your heart, He wants you to cast it upon Him.
As a care comes, God wants you to cast them all on Him. That is the lifestyle He wants you to adopt. Why? The verse gives us the reason—“for He cares for you”. You are casting all your cares upon the one who left all of heaven to come and die for you – the one who loves you dearly. It is not just anybody, but it is the one who gave His life for you!
My friend, when you are going through a difficult time, God wants you to believe that you are never alone because He Himself has said that He will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). As the object of His care, He will take care of you for the rest of your life. You are never alone because God cares for you.
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