Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7
Who do you talk to when you are worried?
When we have worries we can go to a friend or spouse or a counsellor or pastor. We tell them and often feel better just by talking about the situation. God takes this up a notch. Not only does He listen to us, He asks us to cast those anxieties on Him. He will take them from us.
When Jesus became a person, He experienced the cares, concerns and worries of life. Jesus went through the same emotions and feelings all of us go through. He fully understands what it means to be tempted, to be faced with difficult circumstances, and to have genuine apprehension.
Jesus died and rose so that we could be forgiven, and He also says “give me your worries.” He takes our anxiety, and it is replaced by the certainty of God’s goodness. By faith we have the certainty of forgiveness, the certainty of a wonderful future, the certainty of God providing, and the certainty of His love.
Throw your anxieties into the place of forgiveness, throw your cares into the hope of eternal life, throw your worries into the love of God. Cast all of them away… into the confidence of God’s love.