Friday, September 6, 2013

God Cares

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (1 Peter 5:7 KJV)

During times of grief and tribulation it’s easy to get so burdened down with hurt and pain that we can feel God has abandoned us.  This leaves us feeling more alone and isolated than ever before.  There is hope!  While life with Jesus as Savior and Lord is freeing, it’s not free of hurt, pain, and discouragement.  We, after all, are living in a fallen world and are subject to a world where tragedies happen, where loved ones die, where people get sick.  The list is endless.    

For those who are in Christ, it is sometimes easy to forget that Jesus is always with us.  He is there all the time without us realizing it—like the two people discovered on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35 see here).  He’s patiently waiting for us to recognize Him and humble ourselves turning to Him with our burdens.  His arms are open wide!  Turn to Him and experience peace and contentment—even in the storms of life. 

Once we surrender to the Lord, I believe that we’ll find more joy and freedom and understanding than we ever thought possible.  Unbelievable joy and contentment awaits us as we surrender more of ourselves to God.    

Others can see our joy and contentment in situations that would cause them to go into a “tailspin”.  What will you say when asked about how you’re responding to your situation?  It’s times like these when we have the opportunity to share Jesus with others. 

The apostle Paul experienced this type of joy and freedom in his life in Christ.  Even being in jail, Paul penned these words to his Philipian brothers and sisters in Christ, “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, rejoice.” (Philippians 4:4 KJV)

Take courage, we each have situations where our faith is shaky, and we don’t respond like we have faith.  This isn’t the end!  God is still with you, loving and caring for you.  Cast all your cares upon Him.  He can handle everything we give Him!

May we shine our light (Jesus) in ways that others can see!  
“Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer [permit] the righteous to be moved [shaken].”  (Psalm 55:22 KJV)
Heavenly Father, we pour out the cares to You that burden our hearts.  In confidence we believe that You protect us from the people or things that would bring us down.  Many times, Father, we feel overwhelmed and burdened by the things going on around us.  Help us to unburden ourselves in your presence, knowing that You can handle what we can’t.  In Jesus’ precious Name.  Amen.

Shine brightly, brothers and sisters!

From my heart to yours,



  1. Yes, we need to cast our burdens on Him, trusting that He will handle it and allow us to shine with His love even when we are hurting.
    Blessings, Kim!

    1. Thanks Martha! It's a day by day learning experience in casting cares on Him. Thankfully, the Lord is an infinite in His patience with His children.

      Blessings, Martha!


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