Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7 NKJV)
The word cast means to “throw off.” It is a decisive and deliberate action.
Casting the care of your problems on the Lord (and not taking it back) isn’t always an easy thing to do. However, if you fail to cast your care on God as the Word instructs, you will hinder Him in exalting you above your circumstances or problems.
The Bible says the evil one seeks those he may devour, meaning those who allow him to do so. One of the ways you can allow the devil access to your life is by taking on the care of your situation to the point that you are consumed by it.
Casting your care upon the Lord activates the power of God to work in and through your situation; it allows Him to bring miracles and victory.
God isn’t asking you to pretend your problems don’t exist; He just doesn’t want you to take on the care of them. To take on care means to constantly talk about the problem, think about the problem, and worry about the problem to the point that it appears there is no way out of the problem.
God is a loving Father who is ready to help you in your time of need. Make the decision to cast your care upon the Lord today, knowing that He will exalt you at exactly the right time.
Confession: Father, I come boldly to Your throne of grace today and I cast every care that I have been carrying onto You. I humble myself now, trusting that You care enough about me to work everything out.
Credit for today’s short daily devotionals by Pastor Jerry Savelle: Jerrysavelle.org