Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. – (1 Peter 5:7, NIV)
Give all your worries to Him, because He cares for you. – (1 Peter 5:7, ERV)
Since God cares for you, let Him carry all your burdens and worries. – (1 Peter 5:7, VOICE)
No matter what we have been through, or what may lie ahead, we need not worry, for God already knows and will be faithful to be with us. When anxiousness begins to rise and creep in, we need to place it in His capable hands. Because He cares for us, we do not have to carry our burdens alone, nor do we have to face the fires by ourselves. God is with us, and He is able to meet us in each moment, and help us navigate through each new day. As a teacher, Monday mornings can feel a bit anxiety causing, especially on a holiday that provides a plethora of sugar to kids for the coming week. He is good, and already knows. The Lord will give us the wisdom and grace we need to keep moving forward. May we ever seek our Savior and place our worries and burdens at the foot of the cross, for it is there that they have already been seen, known and overcome.
Because the Lord cares,
We need not worry;
All is in His hands,
So strong and sturdy.
When given to Him;
The Lord holds us up,
And grants peace within.
Help us turn to You,
Throughout all our days;
You are the answer,
You show us the way.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that we need not worry or be anxious, for You are with us and remain present throughout all of our days. Forgive us for our fears and doubts that sneak in when we shift our gaze away from You. Teach us to ever trust in You and to lay all of our worries and concerns at Your feet. Show us how to let go and allow You to be Lord of all things. Lead us to love those around us as You do, so that Your hope and help are made clearly known. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we trust in Your faithfulness forever and find Your peace is plentiful as we seek You. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6