Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7
HIS VERSE Wordz Portrait - GIVE ALL YOUR WORRIES AND CARES TO GOD... - Stitched Using Recycled Vintage Quilt Piece
Lately, I've had much on my mind. Some of it not that great in the grand scheme of things, others that are more concerning and more difficult to handle. Everything from job stress, to loved one with health issues, to difficult family situations, and the daily "how am I going to get it all done?".
To top it off, I tend to be a worrier. I don't let go of my worries easily.
Friday morning I visited the CAST Team Facebook Page and checked out the Shop of the Day. As I browsed through the many lovely items listed, the one above jumped out at me. As I read, God spoke to me loud and clear. I'm holding on to my worries... I'm trying to carry the load alone... I'm not trusting Him enough to handle and work things out. He does have a plan -- a good one at that -- but I'm not letting go and letting Him carry out that plan while trusting that He knows best.
I know in my head and in my heart it is right thing to do. My human self doesn't always follow suit. So, as I sit here typing, I'm trying to let God have it all. Honestly, it's a struggle. But, I know that once I do completely let go, He will carry it and the load will lighten. It will be a relief and it will be so freeing.
I know this isn't necessarily a bright and chipper post. However, I know that we all can rely on God to carry our worries for us. And, that is the message I want to share tonight -- we serve a God that loves us so much that he will carry our load and lighten our way.
As I type it is Saturday evening. As I pray this evening to give it all to God, I'll pray for you, too. That whatever load you may be carrying, that you will be able to fully and completely turn it over to God. I'll be praying that we all awake on Sunday morning refreshed, renewed, and with a lighter load to carry.