#688 – Cast Your Cares

Good morning people who hope in the Lord

Life is not always easy. Life is not without its challenging for all of us. Sure our challenges may look different from another person, but we all have them.

Is there any hope for us when life seems to be overwhelming?

There is. In fact, you might know these scriptures. The challenge for all of us is moving from knowing them to doing them. The correct foundation to approach these verses is a knowledge that God cares about us and that He wants to sustain us through the difficult seasons of life as well as through the wonderful times.

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and my burden is light.

God invites us to come to Him when we are in need yet so often we go to everyone else but Him. He is not asking us to come to Him so He can compound the problem but so that He can supply rest for our souls through the problem.

Psalms 55:22 Cast your cares upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.

We can come to God yet still hold on to our cares and worries. God invites us to come to Him and He also invites us to cast our cares upon Him. In other words, let Him carry the weight that would try to push us down. I know this is a complex issue but it starts with coming to God and handing what we are carrying over to Him.

Have you done that with your burdens? Sometimes we need to keep on doing it because we tend to have a default ‘pick it back up’ mechanism in us. Today, God wants to meet you in your time of need. Talk to Him