Living the Word of God

The Remedy For Worry

One of the great and precious promises the Lord gives us that we don’t take FULL advantage of is the ability to cast our cares upon Him

Scripture says: “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” (1st Peter 5:7 NIV).

I know worriers and have been around them all my life. I never understood how someone who knows God can let this scripture go dormant and not put it to use rather they would rather worry about everything.

In Matthew Chapter 6, Jesus says in Red Letters: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear, is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? (verse 25 NIV).

Why not take the burden off yourself and give those issues to the Lord. Wasn’t it Him who said: “Come to me all you who are burden and heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Receiving the rest He was talking about means that once you give Him your problems, you can rest assured that He will handle it. It takes faith to lay it at His feet and not pick it up again by worrying about it. Most people after they gave it to the Lord will after a few days pick it back up and start the worry process all over again.

You have to come to a place that you KNOW that it is not your problem anymore because you gave it to the Lord and know that He WILL handle it. Not when we think He should do it for He promises to handle it. Once we lay our problems at His feet, it’s not ours any longer. It belongs to Him. No matter how many days pass it’s His. Take your mind off of it except to thank Him for resolution. Once you take up the problem and start worrying about it all over again you’ve told the Lord that He can’t handle your minuscule problems. If that is the case, what do you need Him for? The Lord is not slack concerning His promises nor should you expect microwave results. Just know that He will handle it.

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2nd Peter 3:9).

 

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