“Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.”--1 Pet. 5:7
This is one of those verses that provoke much thought. The more you think about it the more that comes to mind. Here we are told what to do and why. It gives us both instruction and inspiration. God is not only our Creator, He is our Care-taker as well. Rather than being left to fend for ourselves, we have One who, cannot lie, that has vowed to care for His own– and He never fails. He is simply amazing!
He knows each of us and everything about each of us. He knows our faults, failures, desires, needs, temptations, and trials. Not a hair on our head, nor a thought in our mind goes unnoticed. While others despise us, God delights in caring for us. As unworthy as we are, He thinks of us and watches over us. His eye, that never sleeps, is upon us in all places, at all times, and under every circumstance.
His children are on His heart and He never forgets them. They are in His hand and He won’t let them go. They are His–purchased by His blood, indwelt by His Spirit, and the objects of His affection. They are precious in His sight, protected by His power, provided for by His grace, and preserved from their enemies. In His strong hand they are safe, secure, and satisfied.
Although of few days and full of trouble we are under God’s constant care. He deals with us out of love, in wisdom, and with patience. He brings good out of bad and turns burdens into blessings. Even if we fall we are not utterly cast down, but raised up by His mighty power and transformed into a greater likeness of Christ. We can rejoice because we know that He knows, He cares, and He can help. He is a “very present help in trouble“(Ps. 46:1). Therefore we are told to ,”Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and He shall sustain thee…“(Ps. 55:22).
“Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find, to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He Whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best—
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.“