Cast your cares and let God carry them, because He cares for you. Sometimes this is easier said than done. We tend to want to hold onto our “cares” and problems, perhaps feeling like if we let go, we are not in control. But I think that’s the point: we need to recognize when we’re struggling and overwhelmed, we really are NOT in control and need to allow God to take the reins, because He truly cares for us and knows best how to resolve our problems. It really is NOT our “job” to worry!
Here is your Saturday inspiration…
“Do you know God wants to take care of you?
It’s true. He wants you to give Him
all your cares, your problems, your failures–
and in exchange, He will give you beauty.
Many people want God to take care of them,
but they continue worrying
or trying to figure out the answers
to their problems instead of waiting
for His direction.
It’s a great privilege to be cared for
by the King of kings,
so give up your worries and concerns to Him
and enjoy His protection,
stability, and fullness of joy.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”
I just really needed to read this today! I was feeling especially overwhelmed and discouraged with the weight of grief due to our family tragedy, and then I read this devotional! It was like a personal word from God!
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you find it easy or difficult to “let go and let God” be in control?
Have you ever experienced the peace that comes from casting your cares on God instead of trying to carry them yourself?