1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

The God of all grace gives grace to the humble. One definition of humility is to release the care of ones life to God. It is not letting worry and anxiety eat up your thought life with anxious care because you trust in God’s care. He is our Father, and will do what He said He would do which is care for us. We matter to Him as His children. Worry creates feelings of apprehension and anxious concern about something that is future. We worry about good things we want to happen as well as we worry about bad things we do not want to happen. Worry is like a rocking chair; it has a lot of motion but it doesn’t go anywhere. It is a waste of time and energy.

People who worry are preoccupied and distracted. No matter what they may be doing, one part of their mental energy is used on their worries and concerns. The devil often uses this to smother and choke the Word of God (Mark 4:19). God’s invitation to us is to give Him our cares, cast or throw what’s on us, up on Him. God wants us to cast ALL of our cares, not some, not half, but ALL. The Bible doesn’t say God will give us grace to carry them but God will give us grace when we humble ourselves and cast them upon Him. God doesn’t take our cares from us, we cast them. As long as we do not cast them, we have them, and He does not. We then nullify the effect of our prayers (Philippians 4:6) and give place to the devil to steal the Word of God out of our heart. He is everywhere, knows everything, and is all powerful. We cannot get to a place where God is not and there is nothing to hard for the Lord that He cannot fix or solve. Cast your cares upon Him for He cares for you.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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