Worries

Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.

—1 Peter 5:7

 

Worry is a powerful force.

Worry can occupy your mind, stealing the space of wisdom and productive thought.

Worry can drive you to the corner and sit you there, removing you from meaningful activities.

Worry can stress your body, slowly robbing you of good health and fitness.

Worry can influence your attitude, coloring your choices with counterfeit hues.

Worry, in short, can take over your life–

if your let it.

What can battle such a controlling influence?

Not us.

Only God.

The difficult circumstances that worry hopes to feed upon must be brought to Him.

God cares for us and He is willing to give us His peace, exchanging worry for calm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Your Worries

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Walking along the dock tonight, it was peaceful and calm.

My heart was fairly peaceful and calm, as well.

The sun had long been gone, but a hint of orange still remained in the gray sky of dusk above me.

It was raining and the lights reflected in the soaking wood beneath my feet.

In the last couple of weeks or so, I’ve had many issues to bring before the Lord in prayer.

Already, there have been answers to some.

If I just stop to consider, I have so many blessings to be thankful for.

Despite the issues that seem difficult and overwhelming, there are so many things that are right and good.

Things that are just as they should be, or actually, even better.

1 Peter 5:7 reads,

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.”

God loves us.

He doesn’t want us to be sick with worry and concern over things that are in His control.

He wants us to come to Him with our concerns.

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All Your Worries

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He sat there so lonely looking.

I wonder what he was thinking?

You’ve probably heard someone say before, “You look like I feel….”

I think I have felt like this animal looks.

Alone.

Sad.

Tired.

Maybe even worried.

1 Peter 5:7 encourages us with these words:

Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.

When we feel like this animal looks, we can turn to God for help.

He is always there with us, able to comfort us in whatever situation we may find ourselves.

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Carefree Before God

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Carefree.

I decided to look the definition up in the dictionary.

What did I find?

“Free from anxiety and responsibility.”

I Peter 5:7 in The Message reads,

“Live carefree before God; He is most careful with you.”

Living a life free of anxiety sounds good.

But, do we live lives without responsibilities?

When we think about it, we are responsible for making the decision to allow God into our hearts and lives.

Then, we are responsible for how we obey His leading.

We are totally free, however, from some other responsibilities.

God is responsible for those.

The verse above as written in the Living Bible reads,

“Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.”

God gave us our lives and He is sustaining them.

The world and the universe are held by His power.

He is aware of absolutely everything in our lives.

God loves us, and because of that, we can trust Him with all of those responsibilities we could not possibly handle.

He is “most careful” with me and with you.

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