August 17th

Cast All Your Cares on Him

1 Peter 5:6-7
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Humble Yourself in the Sight of the LORD

What does it mean to be humble under the mighty hand of God? It means casting our cares and concerns on Him. And that’s not necessarily easy. Human nature wants to worry and be anxious about problems and situations. Yet the Bible tells us to cast, or roll, our cares over on Him, because He cares for us.

He Cares for Us

The Amplified Bible tells us that He cares for us “affectionately” and cares about us “watchfully.” We can either worry about things or we can trust in Him to do something about them. We cannot do both. Let's make the decision to roll those worries over on Him today through prayer, and then, by an act of our will, refuse to give them another thought. In this way, we humble ourselves under His mighty hand, and we allow Him to work on our behalf to do something about our problems. And He is able to do so much more than we can ever do by worrying.