1 Peter 5:7 says,
“Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you.”
That is my favorite verse. And that’s probably why “All Your Anxiety” is one of my favorite hymns. The hymn reads as follows:
(Verse 1) -Is there a heart o’erbound by sorrow? Is there a life weighed down by care? Come to the cross, each burden bearing; All your anxiety—leave it there.
(Chorus) - All your anxiety, all your care, Bring to the mercy seat, leave it there,Never a burden He cannot bear,Never a friend like Jesus!
(Verse 2)- No other friend so swift to help you,No other friend so quick to hear,No other place to leave your burden,No other one to hear your prayer.
(Verse 3) Come then at once; delay no longer! Heed His entreaty kind and sweet,You need not fear a disappointment;You shall find peace at the mercy seat.
What is your care today? Maybe it’s Covid-19 or all the civil and political unrest. Maybe it’s having to wear a mask, the conflict on your facebook, or being unable to see and hug physical and church family. Maybe it’s work, your marriage, finances, your kids, loneliness, uncertainty, or a looming decision. What is weighing on your shoulders?
1 Peter 5:6 says,
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that at the proper time he may exalt you.
Well, how do you humble yourself? You give up. You give up fighting with your own strength and you do what 1 Peter 5:7 says. You cast it all before the one who cares for you and the one who can do all things. You fall to your knees and admit your weakness and depend on Him. And at the proper time He will exalt you. He will lift you up. He will care for you and bring victory.
Today, if you are a child of Jesus Christ: be encouraged. You have a caretaker. Rest in Him.
Today, if you are not a child of Christ because you have not placed your faith and trust in Jesus, I urge you to repent and do so. Trust that Jesus is the Son of God who paid for your sin on the cross and rose from the grave, so that if you trust in Him, His sin payment will be applied to your account and you will become a forgiven and loved child of God - a child who can truly cast all your cares before God and experience the peace and freedom He has to offer.
For further information and reading about this good news, please see our article: What is the Gospel?