WHAT…ME WORRY!?

I PETER 5:7: “Cast all your worries on Him, for He cares for you.” TLV

‭‭OBSERVATION: What, me worry? Worry is antithetical to faith. Yet, still I find myself worrying. I worry about the present, I worry about the future, I worry about what I cannot control. Am I just simply a failure in my walk of faith?

I love God’s Word because it is so brutally honest in dealing with our human condition. Somewhere along the line we take God’s Word and begin to turn it into something it was never meant to be. We use it as a litmus test to judge one another’s faith, rather then using it to build up one another’s faith. Just as God’s Word is blatantly honest, I too must be.

In this life – I worry.

I think the Lord knew this would be one of the plights of our human condition. It is not just the condition of those who do not know the Lord, it is also the condition of the child of God. So does God berate us for our weakness? No! Instead, He gives us a glorious provision and promise.

  • “Cast all your worries on Him, for He cares for you.”

The Lord knew that I would worry. Worry becomes an unbearable burden to carry in this life. So the Lord comes along side of us and says – “Let me carry that for you!” Why does He come to us with such warmth and compassion? Why does He not rather give us a good scolding for our lack of faith?

The answer is – “He cares!”

  • “As a father pities his children, So the LORD pities those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.” Psalms‬ ‭103:13-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬

He knows us, and He loves us! He does not come to beat us down, but He comes to comfort and restore. Yet, there is one condition. We must give Him our worries. If we do not humble ourselves, admit that we cannot carry them, and cast them upon Him, then we will not find the comfort and relief He so freely wants to give us.

  • “…God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,”. I Peter‬ ‭5:5-6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬

Pride tells us that we can handle it. Pride tells us just to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and walk in faith. Yet, this is not faith at all. It is pride and presumption. When we take this posture in dealing with our worries, we fall right into the trap of the adversary. Pride always goes before a fall. It is the humble of heart that finds the mighty hand of God removing the worry from their heart, and replacing it with comfort and peace.

This morning, as I began my time in meditation and prayer, as I pondered over the Word of God, I battled with worry. I had help too! I felt that all familiar whisper from the adversary, and the weakness of my flesh, saying – “What if?” I had a choice at that moment. As I read these verses in I Peter, I decided to take the choice of casting my worries upon Him. As I did, I began to feel the power of His love, the presence of the Holy Spirit, and the confidence of grace rising up within me.

What is this power and confidence? It is Christ alone! It is knowing that He truly cares. Lord, help me to walk in this power and confidence each and every moment of my life. When I find myself worrying, help me to run to You and give all these worries to You!

  • “Cast all your worries on Him, for He cares for you.”

In Jesus Name!

About Kirk's Devotional Journal

Kirk L. Zehnder is pastor of The Fellowship at Weatherford, a Foursquare Church in Weatherford, Texas. He has developed an easy to follow program to Read, Reflect, Pray, and Journal through the Bible in one year called L.I.F.E. Unlike other programs there are no dates to follow. You can miss a day and still complete your reading. You never feel like the dates and verses you missed are chasing you. You are free to enjoy your daily Biblical journey and listen to the voice of The Lord. For more information please send an email to klzehnder@aol.com
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One Response to WHAT…ME WORRY!?

  1. So grateful that He cares for us so much that we can take any concern to Him! Thank you for this beautiful reminder, Kirk!

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