CAST YOUR CARES UPON THE LORD

 

cast your cares

1 Peter 5:6 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.

 

I praise God for Heaven, and I know I am going there one day but like most people I need Heaven’s help NOW. The Good News is that the Bible is a NOW Book or a Book for the “now” time of our life. If we are going to rely upon God at the hour of our death to raise us from the grave to take us to Heaven, we can surely trust Him for the things we face now. So often we are unable to live in peace now because we get burdened with life, its worries and its cares. As a Pastor I’ve seen the cares of this life (Mark 4:14-19) interrupt, postpone, and even cancel peoples service to God. It slowly chips away at their faithfulness and steadfastness causing their energy and commitments to wane. We are not designed to carry burdens, worries, and cares. We have a God Who cares for us and cares about what is burdening us.

 

He says to “Cast all your cares upon Him….” GOD DOESN’T TAKE OUR CARES FROM US, WE CAST THEM UPON HIM. The cares that are on us we are to cast upon or up on Him. God wants us to and invites us to cast ALL of our cares, not some of our cares, on Him. First Peter 5:7 doesn’t say God will give us the grace to carry them but we are supposed to cast them or throw them to Him. As long as we don’t cast them, He doesn’t have them, we do. We are also nullifying the effects of our prayers (Philippians 4:6), giving place to the devil (Ephesians 4:27) to choke (smother) the Word in our heart (Mark 4:19).

 

It takes a humble heart to relinquish the care of our life to God’s loving concern but we serve a good God. Matthew 7:11 says, “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him.” Fulfill your responsibilities, do all you know to do, but do it carefree by casting your cares upon the Lord.

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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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