1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
“Casting” means to throw upon and thus to deposit with. Secular Greek used “casting” for a man who carried a heavy burden and threw it upon a camel’s back.
We cannot separate God’s care from God’s sovereign plan for us. We have cares, we have troubles, we have anxieties but we need to humble ourselves to God’s plan for that suffering and to His grace to provide for us in suffering.
WE ARE HUMBLE WHEN WE DEPEND ON GOD’S GRACE FOR OUR LIVES. Because my Heavenly Father cares for me…
1. I AM WELL-PROVIDED
Psalm 23 (GNT)
The Lord is my shepherd;
I have everything I need.
2 He lets me rest in fields of green grass and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water.
3 He gives me new strength.
He guides me in the right paths,
as he has promised.
4 Even if I go through the deepest darkness, I will not be afraid, Lord,
for you are with me.
Your shepherd’s rod and staff protect me.
5 You prepare a banquet for me, where all my enemies can see me; you welcome me as an honored guest
and fill my cup to the brim.
6 I know that your goodness and love will be with me all my life; and your house will be my home as long as I live.
Psalm 23 speaks of the life of faith as a journey of trust. A journey that winds through nice places, through dark places, but always a journey where God, like a shepherd will be there to lead, to guide and protect…
John 9:34–41 (The Message)
34 They said, “You’re nothing but dirt! How dare you take that tone with us!”
Then they threw him out in the street.
35 Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and went and found him. He asked him, “
Do you believe in the Son of Man?”
36 The man said, “Point him out to me, sir, so that I can believe in him.”
37 Jesus said, “You’re looking right at him. Don’t you recognize my voice?”
38 “Master, I believe,” the man said, and worshiped him.
39 Jesus then said, “I came into the world to bring everything into the clear light of day, making all the distinctions clear, so that those who have never seen will see, and those who have made a great pretense of seeing will be exposed as blind.”
40 Some Pharisees overheard him and said, “Does that mean you’re calling us blind?”
41 Jesus said, “If you were really blind, you would be blameless, but since you claim to see everything so well, you’re accountable for every fault and failure.”
25 “This is why I tell you to never be worried about your life, for all that you need will be provided, such as food, water, clothing—everything your body needs. Isn’t there more to your life than a meal? Isn’t your body more than clothing?
26 “Look at all the birds—do you think they worry about their existence? They don’t plant or reap or store up food, yet your heavenly Father provides them each with food. Aren’t you much more valuable to your Father than they? 27 So, which one of you by worrying could add anything to your life?
Philippians 4:19 (AMP)
19 And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 9:8 (TPT)
8 Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything—every moment and in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do.
Jehovah Jireh: God is my provider
Provision: pro means fore
vision means see
PROVISION is to foresee or
to see ahead
THE LORD WILL SEE TO IT THAT YOUR NEEDS ARE PROVIDED!
2. I am healed.
Matthew 8:2-3 NLT
2 Suddenly, a man with leprosy approached him and knelt before him. “Lord,” the man said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.” 3 Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared.
Whenever we’re sick and in bed, God becomes our nurse, nurses us back to health.
3. I have a victorious life.
21 I find then a law that when I desire to do good, evil is present with me. 22 For I delight in the law of God according to the inner man, 23 but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from the body of this death?
25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then, with my mind, I serve the law of God, but with my flesh, the law of sin.
We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it.
Romans 8:37 (AMP)
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us].
Galatians 4:7 (TPT)
7 Now we’re no longer living like slaves under the law, but we enjoy being God’s very own sons and daughters! And because we’re his, WE CAN ACCESS EVERYTHING OUR FATHER HAS—for we are heirs of God through Jesus, the Messiah!
I am a child of God
I believe God cares for me!