Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. – (1 Peter 5:7, NLT)
Since God cares for you, let Him carry all your burdens and worries. – (1 Peter 5:7, VOICE)
The weight of worries wear us down, and keep us from being and doing all that God intends for us. Though there are things that have valid reason to cause concern, no good can come from our carrying the weight of worry. However, when we lay our burdens and concerns at the foot of the cross, Christ can carry them for us. His shoulders are far stronger than ours, and He holds the solution in His hands. Our charge is to trust Him and His care for us, and allow Him to bear the brunt of the weight. As we give the heaviness to Him, our hearts are better able to grasp the instruction and direction that He has for us, so that we might move toward resolution rather than fear or frustration. May we lay down our worries before the One who cares most, and trust Him to lead us in the direction that He is calling us to go.
Bring Him your worries,
And lay them all down;
Set them at the feet,
Where truth shall be found.
For the Lord alone,
Is able to bear;
The burdens we bring,
For each one, He cares.
Our hearts are each known,
By Christ, our great King;
Let’s trust in His love,
With burdens we bring.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that we can come to You and trust You with all of our worries and concerns and lay them at Your feet. Thank You that You care for us, and care about what concerns our hearts. Thank You that Your shoulders are far stronger than ours, and that You are equipped and prepared to carry whatever we bring before You; willingly and lovingly. Forgive us for thinking that we are meant to bear our burdens alone, or for working ourselves into a place of panic as we attempt to carry things we are not meant to hold. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would come to You right away, when we feel the weight of worry begin to creep in. Show us how to help bear burdens for those around us, as we love and support those in need. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we give all of our worries and cares to You, as You love us and have far more capable hands to carry the load. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
I thank and praise You, O God of my fathers: You have given me wisdom and power. – Daniel 2:23