A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

June 17, 2014

1 Peter 5:7 …..casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

I think these are some of the sweetest words in the scriptures. It is also a benefit that is one of the easiest to forget. As humans, we all tend to be “fixers”. We are prone to want to fix things ourselves and that is a fine attribute. But there are times when we come up against something that we cannot fix. A problem too big for us to carry.

Most of us would admit this is true, and if you are like me, I tend to carry it around long before I recognize it is even there.
God loves us so much and He delights when we come to understand this and in faith lay that “care”, whatever it is, down at His feet.

We often miss the scripture right before this one which is, I think, a key to activating this wonderful exchange with God:
1 Peter 5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time…..

Those are rich words…. “humble yourselves”. It is simply admitting to Him that you need His help and that He is mighty enough to handle it. He longs for us to leave the problem at His feet and be free from the worry and burden of it. He is a good Father and He cares for us.

Lord, help us to recognize the burden and worry that we are carrying around. Help us see it and acknowledge that we need your help. Fill us with peace in place of worry. Thank you for your tender lovingkindness towards us. We love you and thank you for these words and promises you have given to us. Amen

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