Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cast All Your Cares On Him

Yesterday I was reading in my bible a verse from 1 Peter, it goes a little something like this..."Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."  1 Peter 5:7

Now, I am not one of those people that does not worry, or does not get stressed over things.  As much as I try to cast my anxiety on God, and boy do I try, I sometimes still think about it, and worry about it.  

But yesterday when I read this verse and thought about it, really thought deep and hard about what my anxieties are, I realized that worry is a faith issue.  By worrying I am telling God, "hey, I don't really think you can handle this, so I will take it from here."  I am doubting God when I worry.  Now, I do not like the idea of me doubting God, that seems very un-Christian.  But doubting is not believing, and when you worry, you are not believing.  

Now, I do not have a magic cure or fix for this, because I am guilty of it too.  So after recognizing all of my worries yesterday, I wrote about them.  I wrote each one out specifically and wrote about why it worried me.  Then I asked God to take each one from me.  Now that does not mean I still do not think about them, I do, but it does mean that I am slowly allowing God to have the control in my life to deal with them.  By giving them to God, I am saying, "hey, I don't need to worry about these, you have it all under control."  

So here is my challenge to you...stop worrying!  Easier said then done, I know.  But truly, stop being a worry wart, if God cares for the sparrows, he definetly cares for you. 


Kristin said...

I am the world's worst about this issue. It's not that I worry, but I struggle with panic. It's that fight or flight response and it is debilitating, and I KNOW God CAN handle it and take it away, but it seems no matter how much I know that and believe it, I still have to deal with it. I've never been a worrier in the tradional since. I don't worry about much at all, but I panic in certain situations. I'm not sure how to get rid of it completely. Maybe just by putting myself in those positions on purpose until I get over it? I guess I have faith that he can heal it, but I really don't believe he will and I'm not sure why that is. Maybe because I'm learning so much in the process!

LOL.....are you sure you don't want to start a counseling blog? Ha!!

Nicole said...

Kate, thanks for the post. Your posts always hit home with me. I think one of the reasons I don't/can't believe in God is because of control. I don't like the idea of letting anyone other than myself control my life. I envy your faith and commitment to God.

Veronica said...

Thanks for this post,Kate. Giving all of my worries to the Lord is definitely something I need to work on. I know He loves me and cares for me and I just keep asking him to increase my faith. I'm a work in progress, for sure!

Mom Putnam said...

Thanks Kate for that, I really needed that at that moment.

Unknown said...

There's not a whole lot I worry about anymore. Maybe that's because I've faced the worst and I have survived--am still surviving. Compared to it, everything is cake.