Trust God Part 4: Cast Your Cares On Jesus
Philippians 4:6 (VOICE) Don’t be anxious about things; instead, pray. Pray about everything. He longs to hear your requests, so talk to God about your needs and be thankful.
. . . pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. — TLB
Psalms 55:22 (AMP) Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He [God] will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be moved [defeated].
Casting our cares on the Lord is a big part of faith. After all, faith in it’s simplest form is trusting God. So casting our cares onto the Lord and faith are closely connected.
HOW TO CAST YOUR CARES
- Humble yourself.
- Develop a deep sense of God’s love.
- Allow God’s Word to inspire hope within you.
- Turn your worries into prayers.
- Don’t entertain satan’s accusations.
1 Peter 5:7-9 (CEB) Throw all your anxiety onto Him, because He cares about you. Be clearheaded. Keep alert. Your accuser, the devil, is on the prowl like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith. Do so in the knowledge that your fellow believers are enduring the same suffering throughout the world.
It’s not hard to put things into the hands of God. The hard part is keeping them there.
Genesis 3:1 (NIV) Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
Accusation #1: “God didn’t say that.”
The purpose of this accusation is to determine if you know your Bible.
Genesis 3:2-4 (NIV) The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman.
Accusation #2: “God didn’t mean that.”
The purpose of this accusation is to determine if you know your God.
Genesis 3:5 (NIV) “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Accusation #3: “God is withholding from you.”
The purpose of this accusation is to determine if you know yourself.
Genesis 3:13 (YLT) The serpent hath caused me to forget.
Psalm 84:11 (CW) The Lord is our protector and a glorious King. He showers us with kindness and grace. He will not withhold any good thing from those who do right.
How do I develop a deep sense of God’s love? Praise and worship. It is in those encounter moments that we don’t just read that God loves us, we experience His love.