Casting Your Cares
“… casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
Have you ever thought casting your cares on God is like casting a fishing rod?
When a fisher casts his rod, he strategically throws it out into an area in the water where he feels the fish will easily bite.
1 Peter 5:7 says we are to cast all our cares upon God because He cares for us.
All – There’s something about the word, all, that resounds.
Writer, are you telling me I’m supposed to cast all my worries,
and anything else that may overshadow my trust in God. You’re telling me I’m just to cast those things towards God because He loves me so much that He would catch them and then handle them?
Why, yes, I am.
Consider this, “God so loved he world that He gave His only begotten Son…” (John 3:16)
Now this, “… And his banner over me is love.” (Song of Solomon 2:4)
If God loves us enough to sacrifice the life of His only Son, then one would think He loves us enough to handle what concerns us.
In addition, Solomon’s love for his beloved was so great that when he brought her into his house, she felt a banner of his love over her. The symbolism here represents God’s banner of love over us.
God’s love for us is no ordinary love. It’s an agape type of love – the highest form of love that a person can experience. Agape love is unconditional, not based on emotion but principle. It is the very essence of God that we have the privilege of knowing.
Would you agree that a person will do anything in the world for someone when they genuinely love someone? Well, this is the exact sentiment of God. And the awesome thing about it is He is more than willing and able.
God’s question to Abraham, “Is there anything too hard for the Lord? (Genesis 18:14) Abraham never answered the question, but the answer is NO. There’s nothing too hard for God. (Luke 1:37) Our God is big enough and has enough depth to manage whatever we send His way. He’s like the fish at the other end of the rod. He bites the bait (your care) and swallows it whole, never to be seen again.
When was the last time you went fishing? Or maybe you’ve never been. Either way, imagine yourself standing on the bank of a river. Take whatever is troubling you and put it on the hook of your rod. Now, swing back and then swing forward. Cast into the depths of the Father’s love and experience the peace that surpasses all understanding.
Hear the Father say, “I got this.”
Join me next week for Coffee on The Couch.