1 Peter 5:7 Cast Your Anxiety #204
1 Peter 5:7
1 Peter is just too good. You can read verse 5:5 here and 5:6 which you can read about here. Today I am sharing verse 7, but I want to share the full context so here is 1 Peter 5:5-7, “In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
It’s always important to read the context before and after the verse. Verse 7 starts out with “cast your anxiety on him” but the only way you will cast your anxiety on God is if you follow the verses prior which say to humble yourself. When you humble yourself, then God can help you and when he helps you, you will naturally have less anxiety in the first place. Right? Most anxiety comes because you aren’t willing to surrender and humble yourself before him.
God doesn’t tell you to just give your burdens to him, but he asks that you cast, which means throw. He wants you to be as far away as you can from them because he knows they will hold you back from experiencing all he has for you. And why does he want to carry all your burdens for you? Because he cares for you! Have you ever had that revelation for yourself? God cares for you!
You will not be able to do all the work God has called you to do unless you first humble yourself and cast your anxieties on him. Spend time reading this passage and then ask Father to reveal to you areas that you have been carrying your burdens. Take time to listen and then give every burden over to him. Under God’s mighty hand, he will lift you up in due time.