Image of woman staring anxiously out a glass door.

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”  – 1 Peter 5:7

Can we ever get too much of this verse? I don’t think so, because I know that every time I read it, it brings me comfort. Every. Single. Time. Maybe it’s because there’s always something causing anxiety in life? And in this year of 2020 amidst the coronavirus, national political and racial struggles, and even natural disasters! … there is an unprecedented number of causes for anxiety around us all the time.

So where do you go with your anxiety? What is your outlet? The mistake that we often make is trying to placate our anxiety by some sort of distraction or medicate our anxiety by some kind of substance. But what the Apostle Peter tells us is the only true solution for our anxiety is to cast it upon the Lord.

And as I’ve mentioned before, this doesn’t mean we simply “slide” it over to Him – so that it’s within our reach where it can easily be picked back up. Because you know you will pick those anxieties back up! No, casting our anxiety on God means that we heave it and leave it!”

That means that worry is simply not on our heap of worries any more. It is on God’s. And no concern or worry is too big or too small for Him.  Whether it’s “Titanic” or trivial, if it is causing you to worry give it to Him!

What are you worrying about right now?  … Heave it and leave it in God’s hands!

The Lord bless and keep you,

PA