“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 ESV
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 is wife to an amazing man of God. Oklahoma born and bred. Her mission in life is to spread the Gospel and tell people of her Savior's undying love. Visit Raegan at her blog Delighted In Him.