“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)
Peter gives good advice here. He tells his 1st Century readers and us, reading in the 21st, to cast all our fears—anything that makes us uneasy—on God.
He tells us to do this because God cares for us. Also, God can handle any hardship, problem, stressor, or issue we have to give Him. It’s when we think we can keep things to ourselves that we begin to have those fears grow into major problems for us or for those around us.
When our anxieties kick in, we should say a quick prayer as soon as we can, even while the circumstance is before us. When we give those trials over to Jesus:
•We save ourselves from loss of sleep.
When we keep things to ourselves, we find it difficult to relax. Our minds don’t want to shut down.
• We learn that God is with us.
Some of the best conversations we can have with the LORD happen when we tell Him we can’t handle things without His help.
·We keep ourselves healthy.
Succumbing to stress can lead to ulcers, high blood pressure, and various other disorders.
We have a Savior who shed His blood for us sp that we could find freedom in Him.