Cast Your Cares
1 Peter 5:6-7 (AMP) Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God [set aside self-righteous pride], so that He may exalt you [to a place of honor in His service] at the appropriate time, casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].
When faced with difficult circumstances it can be our natural tendency for worry and anxiety to set in. Learning to cast our cares upon Him requires us to be intentional – letting go of thoughts that would create fear and panic. Romans tells us to renew our minds daily. Each day we must choose to cast our cares upon God and trust in Him as we do our part. This is where most people get stuck - doing their part. If God tells you to sell your home but you never clean things up, make repairs, declutter, and list it on the market, you aren't going to sell your home. Once you do your part then you can pray with expectancy that God will send the perfect buyer to purchase your home all in His timing.
The same goes with a job. If you are out of work, your new job is applying for jobs! I've seen people put more effort in begging for handouts than they do filling out applications. God will NOT bless laziness. (Laziness casts one into a deep sleep, And an idle person will suffer hunger. Proverbs 19:15 NKJV)
God has a deep affection for all of us and wants nothing but the best for His children, but just like any good father, He will not do everything for us. May we continue to humble ourselves before our Father so He may exalt us to a place of honor for His glory and in His timing. Letting go of all fear and worry, knowing we have a Father that will never let us down and desires to bless us all abundantly.
Romans 12:2 (TPT) Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.
2 Corinthians 9:8 (TPT) Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything—every moment and in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do.