Cast Cares Because of Cares

We like to quote (usually to somebody else), 1 Peter 5:7, “Cast all your cares on Him because he cares for you.” Cares and cares: My cares are my responsibilities that cause me anxiety, “What if I can’t? What if I fail?”

God’s care comes from His love and understanding, All of 1 Peter 5:1-11 reflects how He, our Father, is trying to help me see how to handle what I’m facing. Because of my relationship with Him (vs. 6), I can humbly take direction from others (vs. 5) and not try to get my jobs done by “lording it over” others—taking over, demanding (vs.3). Also Father reminds me that I do have an active enemy, the devil, who wants to devour me, to make me hopeless, useless (vs. 8-9).

And (vs.11) in all of life, it is our God Who is to look good (glory) and Who is in charge (dominion).

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