November 25, 2023

Throwing Our Cares

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“Be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Therefore humble yourselves … that He may exalt you … casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”—1 Peter 5:5–7

Peter said that we all are to “be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility.” We cannot experience God’s blessings and protection unless we are humble, for “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

We need to recognize that He is God and the source of all wisdom and knowledge. We need to come to Him humbly and acknowledge that we cannot solve our problems without Him; we depend on Him.

He also promises to free us from the cares of life. But we have a role to play: We need to cast our cares upon Him. The Greek word he used literally means to throw. It can help us to picture ourselves throwing our cares on Him.

The Bible assures us that God wants us filled with peace. This means that we need to depend entirely on Him. We need to believe in Him, trust Him, and have faith in Him. When faced with cares, we need to throw them on Him, knowing that He will take care of them. This kind of faith and trust results in balance, order, and peace.

If you find yourself having a divided mind, or filled with the cares and worries of the world, remember these two commands from Peter: Humble yourself before God, and throw your cares on Him. He cares for you and is ready to take your burdens away.

Reflection Question: What concerns are you giving to Jesus today?

Prayer
Father, I submit my life to You. I commit these needs to You: _______. Right now, I throw these needs on You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
1 Peter 5

Prayer
Father, I submit my life to You. I commit these needs to You: _______. Right now, I throw these needs on You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
1 Peter 5