Give me your worries
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7
When we have worries we can go to a friend or spouse, a counsellor or pastor, and tell them and often feel better about the situation. God takes this up a notch. Not only will 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. God the Father would never be “anxious”, but 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.
Just as He took our sinfulness on Himself so we could be forgiven, He says “give me your worries.” Let Jesus take your anxieties, not only the thing in life that causes us to worry, but the actual anxiety. Because when you think about it, what is anxiety? It is uncertainty. Yet God has given us the certainty of forgiveness, the certainty of a wonderful future, 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.