Casting our cares upon God

Today I would like to talk about what we should do with the cares we have in this life. There are so many things that could qualify as a care we might have. In 1 Peter 5:6-8 it says , 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, so that in due time He may exalt you. 7 Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Each human being on this planet has cares of one kind or another. This is something we cannot avoid as part of the human condition. It’s a natural thing that we want to resolve whatever these cares might be. To resolve the care we have, we who believe in God should humble ourselves and approach God. It’s a fairly common thing for us humans to get “full of ourselves” and think we can handle everything we might encounter ourselves without the help of God. In the years I have counseled people I have heard many reasons why people do not approach God with a problem or concern. For some the issue is that they believed that the problem was too small to “bother God” with, for others they just didn’t feel God would care about their concerns or help them.

In the years of my own life, I can remember at times having an “I have this” kind of attitude over events I was experiencing. When in reality, I didn’t have control of anything. The act of going to God is the act of humbling ourselves, because it shows God and anyone else that we are setting our pride aside, and acknowledging that we have need of God. This scripture in 1st Peter, reminds us to cast the cares we have, whatever they may be, on God, because God cares for us. Then it reminds us in verse 8, that we should be alert and watchful over our lives because the devil wants to destroy us, and ruin our lives. We must be aware of the “unseen realm” Our understanding as believers should be that God loves us and cares about the things that concern us. We should bring our cares to him on a daily basis. This helps us in our relationship with God and the overall happiness we have in our lives.