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, AMP
Too many times in life, we are anxious. We are worried about what we will eat, what we will get accomplish, how we will solve our problems. We are struggling to keep all our balls of concern in the air.
We were never designed to worry. In fact, the more we worry in an area, the more that area seems to stay stagnant, not to change.
God is asking us to do something out of the ordinary, outside of our realm of thinking. He is asking us to give Him our cares, our worries. He is asking us to know that He watches us and cares about what happens in our lives.
This is so hard for a recovering worry wart such as myself. I don’t know if it comes from being an only child in a highly dysfunctional family unit or if it just my personality, but, in my mind, I think that if I am not worrying about something, things will go wrong. It is my sense of control. My security blanket, if you will.
When we surrender that area that we are worried about to God, when we let Him handle it, we are giving up our control of that situation, of its outcome.
However, our mind will go back to that default mode of wanting to worry about the situation. What do we do then?
We thank God for who He is, that He has the situation under control and that it is finished because of what Jesus did at the cross.
When we thank God before we see anything happen in the natural realm, we are putting our faith on the line. We are essentially choosing to trust God rather than worry.
What are you worried about today? Surrender that situation to God and keep thanking Him for the answer in advance.