“𝙃𝙪𝙢𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙨, 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚, 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙮 𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙂𝙤𝙙 𝙨𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙥𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙃𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙮 𝙚𝙭𝙖𝙡𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪, 𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙭𝙞𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙃𝙞𝙢, 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙃𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙮𝙤𝙪.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV
Have you ever noticed that these two verses are one sentence? When we hear the whole statement we see that casting all our cares on the Lord is the opposite of taking matters into our own hands and trying to manipulate things so that they turn the way we think they should.
Anything beyond my power to control is in God’s hands and nothing is beyond His power.
Knowing that not only is He able to make all these things that concern me so deeply turn out the way that pleases Him, but also that He cares for me, I can release my anxieties to Him and rest. I can relinquish control, put it all in His hands and trust Him.
Just saying, “Lord, this is beyond me. I’m leaving it in your hands,” is a humbling experience. It’s also liberating. I can quit carrying burdens I was never meant to carry, and rest.
𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥, 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘳𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘦. 𝘐’𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘶𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘠𝘰𝘶, 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘦. 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘰𝘧 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘱𝘶𝘴𝘩 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴. 𝘐 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦. 𝘋𝘰 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦, 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭, 𝘪𝘯 𝘑𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘴’ 𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘦.
Pastor Dan Giles