God is Concerned with My Cares

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Ephesians 4:32
And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

The many troubles in your household
will tend to your edification,
if you strive to bear them all
in gentleness, patience, and kindness.
Keep this ever before you,
and remember constantly that God’s loving eyes
are upon you amid all these little worries and vexations,
watching whether you take them as He would desire.
Offer up all such occasions to Him,
and if sometimes you are put out,
and give way to impatience,
do not be discouraged,
but make haste to regain your lost composure.
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES.

1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.

Casting all your care – Your anxiety, your distracting care, on him, for he careth for you, for he meddles or concerns himself, with the things that interest you. Clarke’s Commentary

I’ll cast my cares on Him . . . Today

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Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.
1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your care
Your anxiety,
your distracting care,
on him,
for he careth for you,
for he meddles or concerns himself,
with the things that interest you.
Whatever things concern a follower of God,
whether they be spiritual or temporal,
or whether in themselves great or small,
God concerns himself with them;
affects them affects him;
in all their afflictions he is afflicted.
He who knows that God cares for him,
need have no anxious cares about himself.

Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he will sustain thee.
Psalm 55:22

He will bear both thee and thy burden
Clarke’s Commentary

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.
1 Peter 5:7
Amplified Bible

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He Cares for You

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1 Peter 5:7
“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

Peter tells us, ”Cast all your cares upon Him,”

The word he uses literally means “to be continually casting.” In other words, this is not a one time thing; no, we are to make it the habit of our daily lives.

The phrase “casting your cares” literally means “to throw upon another.” In this case, the other is God Himself. Peter is saying that we must throw our cares upon God. Indeed, HURL them, so as to get them as far away from ourselves as possible! We are not talking slow-pitch softball here. HURL it with everything you got in you!! Think of a catapult and you get the picture.

This is the secret of humbling ourselves under the mighty hand of God.

The proud hold tightly to the cares of this world, deeming themselves sufficient to handle things on their own. But, we humble ourselves by “casting our cares upon the Lord” — by hurling the weight of the world onto His strong shoulders, and finding our place of rest in His loving care

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Let’s look at the word he uses for “care.” It literally means “the distractions created by fear, worry, anxiety and dread; distractions that pull us in several directions at the same time.”

Take all these things — fear, worry, anxiety, and dread — bundle them together and throw them upon God; and keep throwing them over and over until they finally leave your hands and rest solidly upon His shoulders. Otherwise they will pull you apart; tear you to pieces!

And here is the singular truth that makes it all happen — “He cares for you!”

1. “HE cares for you.” — This is Almighty God we are talking about here; not some junior angel whose been handed your case. No, God Himself, the King of Glory, the Lord of Host, the Alpha and Omega; He who sustains all things by the word of His power; the Omnipotent God — your Heavenly Father. HE cares for you.”

2. He CARES for you.” — He is affectionate in His regard for your estate. He holds you in His heart, and looks with kind intentions upon your life, and good will toward your soul and well-being. He CARES!”

3. He cares FOR you.” — He is not passive, but active. He’s not thinking about doing it when He gets around to it — He’s on top of it right now! He has already stepped in on your behalf and undertaken the cause of blessing you in bouldless ways. And He is doing it FOR you; so you don’t have to try and do it for yourself!”

4. He cares for YOU!” — Yeah, that’s right — YOU! Sure, He cares for all the saints and great champions of yore; and for all those who are serving Him mightily in today’s world — the spiritual news-makers and world-shakers, devil-busters, kingdom-builders, and soul-savers. But you’re not overlooked in all this. NO! A thousand times NO! “He cares for YOU!”

Rylie edited to shorten

Psalm 139:10
Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

Being lead by and held by God’s right hand we can be sure of God’s concern for us –
in our fears for our tommorrows and our regrets of our past.

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Today’s thought – Memo from God

Mar 8 002No Cares!

Good Morning,

1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

To: YOU
Date: TODAY
From: THE BOSS
Subject: YOURSELF
Reference: LIFE

I am God.Today
I will be handling all of your problems.
Please remember that I do not need your help.
If life happens to deliver a situation to you
that you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it.
Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box.
All situations will be resolved… but in My time, not yours.
Once the matter is placed into the box,
do not hold onto it by worrying about it.
Instead, focus on all the wonderful things
that are present in your life now

If you find yourself stuck in traffic; Don’t despair.
There are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard of privilege.

Should you have a bad day at work;
Think of the man who has been out of work for years.

Should you despair over a relationship gone bad;
Think of the person who has never known what it’s like to love and be loved in return.

Should you grieve the passing of another weekend;
Think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours a day, seven days a week to feed her children.

Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from assistance;
Think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk.

Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror;
Think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair to examine.

Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all about, asking what is my purpose?
Be thankful. There are those who didn’t live long enough to get the opportunity.

Should you find yourself the victim of other people’s bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities;
Remember, things could be worse.

You could be one of those, who would rather have your problem.
Author Unknown(edited)

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.  – Albert Einstein

Cast . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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October 16, Today’s thought – The Secret

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Good Morning

“Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7).

Anxiety can tear you apart, because it pulls you in many different directions at the same time. Once anxiety seizes your mind, you’re not good for anything else until you break free from its grip. Here’s how you do it.

Cast your cares upon the Lord.

The word cares means anxiety. The word cast mean ‘to hurl.” In other words, the moment anxiety starts putting it squeeze on your mind, grab a hold of it and HURL it onto the Lord. Don’t pitch it; don’t toss it; don’t lob it — HURL IT. Remove it as far as possible away from you.

In other words, you have to let go of it. By holding onto anxiety you form a partnership that trumps your friendship with God. And you empower anxiety to be even stronger than it actually is. Let it go — hurl it upon the Lord.
And here’s the secret of why you can do this — HE CARES FOR YOU!

How odd that we would think our care for ourselves exceeds the care which the Lord has for us. And how absurd when we conclude that our ability to take care of things is greater than God’s power to do so. Yet that is exactly what anxiety cause us to do, over and over again.

So cast your anxieties upon the Lord BY CHANGING YOUR FOCUS from caring about yourself to realizing HE CARES FOR YOU. And He can do a much better job of it than you can.

Say it out loud to yourself and watch the cords begin to break away from your mind — “He cares for me!” Say it over and over, in any anxious moment, and God will bless you with a care free mind and a liberated life.  Rylie

Practice casting . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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July 3, Today’s thought – Suitcases of Guilt

March 29-30  YP cabin trip 033Sticky notes on the cross list sins
the Blood of Christ cleansed from our hearts.
The pile of bags represents the burdens we carry, good and bad;
Christ says “Come unto me . . .”

Good Morning

Matthew 11:28-30
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. KJV

Do you carry a load of guilt?
So many do.
If our spiritual baggage were visible, you know what you’d see?
Suitcases of guilt,
bulging with binges,
blowups, and compromises.
The kid with the baggy jeans and nose ring?
He’d give anything to retract the words he said to his mother.
But he can’t.
So he tows them along.
The woman in the business suit that looks like
she could run for Senator?
She can’t run at all.
Not hauling that carpet bag wherever she goes.
So what do we do?

In Psalm 23:3 David said it like this, “He leads me in the paths of righteousness.” The path of righteousness is a narrow, winding trail up a steep hill. At the top is a cross. At the base of the cross are bags, countless bags full of innumerable sins. Calvary is the compost pile for guilt. Would you like to leave yours there as well? Max Lucado

Matthew 11:28-30
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.] Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good–not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne. Amplified Bible

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.  Amplified Bible
1Peter 5:7

What is weighing you down. . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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