Who Care Is It?
Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you – 1st Peter 5:7.
Many professing Christians are plagued with hopelessness, taking it upon themselves to handle their care. Eventually, the effects of mental or physical wellness are gone because they’re trying to take care of the burdens themselves.
First, let’s understand what is the meaning of care, according to Webster’s Dictionary to care is to have concern, caution, consideration, thoughtfulness, forethought, watchfulness, diligence, anxious thoughts.
Maybe these cares include something you want done now that really can’t be done until later. Or perhaps, someone that you think should change. Care may be something you wantt to do and can’t or something you want to have and don’t.
All these are things we’re incapble of handling ourselves so we ge frustrated, pressure us, keep us tense, even some has been made sick. The reason for this is that we were not created to handle cares. The Bible admonishes us not to be anxious over nothing, but make our request known to God.
Apostle Peter admonishes the Christians to cast their care upon the Lord, now if we don’t tell Him our cares we will not cast them upon Him. To cast is designate or give to someone else to handle, if we try to handle it ourselves, God will allow us to try to do so.
Cares are things that we want to see done, but we must realize that there are some factors involved, Is this God’s will, if so, Is this God’s timing? God will always give an answer when we ask for something, it will either be yes, no, or not now.
Waiting deter many from having the faith to receive what they want from the Lord. This is exactly what Satan wants you to have because he knows without faith you can’t please God. He knows that God does not want us to be anxious or fearful over nothing. So the loudest voice you hear when you’re waiting will be Satan with anxiety, fear and doubt.
King David admonishes the believer to cast their burden upon the Lord (Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved – Psalm 55:22. When we tell the Father our burdens and cares, He will sustain us until its time to receive our answer or whatever were asking Him for.
Sometimes you may have to be as the Centurion, and tell the Lord, “Lord I believe, help thou my unbelief”. He had a certain faith, but it was a confession of his undeniable inner turmoil and doubt that marked his faltering faith as truly authentic, but he did what was honest before God, he said what he felt in his heart.
We were never promised life would be without pain, sorry, and affliction, but we were promised that He would be with us during the ordeal, we don’t have to worry or fret ourselves, believe in Him and He shall bring it to pass.
What concerns you, concerns God, and He has instructed the believer to cast their concerns, worries, whatever it is on Him Ask Him to get involved in what you’re going through. Rest your mind and heart in Him, let Him take care of your cares and burdens.