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Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5: 7

Just think how great life would be if we could let go of our cares. They keep us down. They keep us tied to earth and earthly things. They keep us distracted from our mission and from our Lord. They pump our wrongly placed self-assurance.

We are incapable of handling our problems. They are beyond our power. We can’t even fully understand our anxieties in that we don’t have the perspective to fully see and understand them. Our anxieties are Satan’s greatest tool keeping us from the life of joy and completeness that is ours in Christ.

One of the reasons we fail to cast our cares on God is that we don’t trust Him. We know He has the power. We question whether He has the care. Notice how this verse encourages us “because He cares.”

Perhaps the best way to overcome our “care concerns” is to glance in the rearview mirror of our lives. If we look back, we repeatedly see God acting in our interest at times and in ways we did not even understand at the time. He sees the dangers that are hidden beyond curves and the opportunities that are around the bends. Looking back, we can see how He has worked in our interest and for our good, because He cares.

Lord, help me cast my cares where they belong on you. Help me to stop thinking of them as my cares, for they are yours and yours alone.