What it means to “cast your cares on Jesus”

Sometimes, we get burdened down. The load gets too heavy for even Paul Bunyan and his ox Blue to carry.

But no cares are too heavy for Jesus. The New International Version uses the word “anxiety” in place of cares in 1 Peter 5:7. For most of us, that makes more sense. But it doesn’t make it any easier to do.

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7 NIV

Here’s an excerpt from Holley Gerth’s What Your Soul Needs for Stressful Times:

“To “cast” our cares means more than just a tentative letting go–it’s a hurling, tossing, complete release. This is the offer of God: to let him take our anxieties fully and completely.

This releasing isn’t a one-time event. We can come to the shore of God’s faithful love again and again, as often as we need. We’re always welcome to give him whatever weighs us down so we can continue our journey with freer, lighter hearts.”

How’s your heart? If you’re feeling anxious or weighed down with burdens, why not take God up on this invitation?

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