"Casting all your cares and concerns once and for all on Him because He cares for you and watches over you affectionately."
1 Peter 5:7 (amp)
Has there ever been a truer verse written than one found in the old hymn that says "Oh, what peace we often forfeit, Oh, what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry every need to God in prayer"? Do I need to take time to tell you how capable our God is at handling problems? Need I remind you how big He is? How powerful? The whole universe exists at His command. No, I don't think the problem is that we doubt His ability. Our struggle is with doubting His concern. Who am I that He should get involved with me? I am not one of His better children. If you knew what I was like you wouldn't be telling me to call on Him. I agree with you. I also am in the "struggler's hall of fame". However, all I can do is believe and trust His Word, and His Word does not agree with you. If the man says that He "feeds the sparrows and you are of more value than many sparrows", I believe Him. If He tells me that He "clothes the flowers which today are beautiful and tomorrow are wilted" and that He will cloth and provide for me, I believe Him. If He tells me that "as a father has compassion on his child so the Lord has compassion on His own", I believe Him. Would you listen If your son or daughter came to you with a great need? Or a small need or concern? The ultimate evidence of His great concern for you and me is found in Romans 8. "He who spared not His dear Son for us all, how will He not with Him also freely give us all things?" He would sacrifice His Son for you but He won't listen to your needs? Pay your power bill? Forgive your sins? Encourage you? A thousand times no. Lets quit carrying a load that's too heavy for us. Lets "cast our cares on Him". Enough lost peace and needless pain. Take your burdens to the Lord and leave them there.
Father, how grateful I am that the God who was my sin bearer is also my burden bearer. Forgive me for struggling through life carrying my load when you would lovingly carry it for me. Its a special kind of dumb that would refuse your offer to shoulder all of my concerns and worries!