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Laying Our Cares Upon God

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7.

While Peter here gives general admonition to different categories of people, he passes along instruction about the importance of submission. The word “care” is sometimes translated “anxiety,” casting a clearer picture of what Peter is talking about.

Casting our anxieties upon the Lord doesn’t mean we wander aimlessly though life, asking the Lord to take care of everything for us. Nor does it mean we live any way we want to, and we are not responsible for our own actions. Such an attitude would violate teachings in many other scriptures.

It means we maintain a continuing prayer life with our heavenly Father and that we accept our responsibility, going forward doing our part to bring about what we have prayed for. Then the Lord has something to bless.

"Thought for the Week - 11/23/2014" Joe Norton of Arlington, Texas.