Friday, June 4, 2021.
New Living Translation:
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
(1 Peter 5:7)
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition:
‘’Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
“Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.”
Good News Bible:
‘’Leave all your worries with him, because he cares for you.”
Beloved, anxiety or worries depicts two things; one, that you don’t trust or have enough confidence in God,or you think may be He cannot even do it and secondly, it shows that you are better off without God’s help, that you can handle the situations in your own way, with your own wisdom, strength or power. None of the above is correct, because God does not leave nor forsake His own, He does not and cannot forget you.
Cast all you care; personal,family,cares for the present, and cares for the future, for yourself,for others, for the church,etc on God. Those cares are burdensome, and often very sinful, when they arise from unbelief and distrust, when they torture and distract your mind, unfit you for duties, and hinder your delight in the service of God. The remedy is, to cast your cares upon God, and leave every event to His wise and gracious disposal. Firm belief that the Divine will and counsels are right, will definitely calm your spirit. Refer all to God's disposal, throw, leave, place, turn and give all your worries to Him, He will handle them all.
Doris Olufunke Olatunji