He Cares for You
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
Anxiety: most of us will experience the brutality of it at some point in our lives. Notice this verse doesn’t say we, as Christians, will never struggle with fear; instead, it says to cast those fears and anxieties on the One who cares the most. When we worry, we take the promises God has for us and carelessly toss them out the window. The way to fight the unbelief of pride and the lies of worry is to flee from self-reliance and turn to God-reliance—admit freely that you have anxieties, and hold to the promise of amazing grace in the words, “He cares for you.”
When life seems to be spinning out of control, when moments of panic overcome you, know God is with you—He wants you to humble yourself and put your faith in Him and Him alone.
While taking your next exam, interviewing for a new job, or during a difficult time in your life, rest in the fact that you have a Heavenly Father who cares enough to die for you. You no longer have to cling to the weight of fear and anxiety. Remember to cast all your anxieties on Him because He cares for you.
Father, help me to cast my anxieties on you and not to fear the future. Teach me to put my pride aside and to destroy the lies of self-reliance.
When you find yourself worrying or anxious about what’s to come, stop and embrace the fact that your Father loves and cares for you. Rest in Him.
Raegan Thornhill is wife to an amazing man of God and mom to her baby boy, Weston. She is the Co-Founder, content manager, and writer at Whole Magazine. She believes cheesecake, snow, a cup of hot coffee, and an episode of Breaking Bad can fix any dreadful day. Her mission in life is to show women of all ages how they can be whole again through the Gospel of Christ. She longs for her writings to be a testament of the mercy and grace God has shown her. You can follow more of Raegan on her blog, Delighted In Him.