Thursday, February 28, 2019

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

Cast Your Cares
Philippians 4:4-9
Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.(1 Peter 5:7)

The psalmist wrote, “Be still, and know that I am God” (46:10). Paul exhorted the Philippians to “be anxious for nothing” (Phil. 4:6). And Peter instructed his readers to cast all their cares on God (1 Peter 5:7).
How can someone stop worrying and be “still”? Only through prayer and trust in the loving God (Phil. 4:6-7). Those who cast their cares on Him can set aside the noise and confusion, ambitions and strivings, and enter into the peace of God (v.7).
This doesn’t mean that those who are “still” before the Lord will escape life’s dangers and dilemmas, but it does mean they will have the ability to live with tranquility in the midst of them. Though trouble may remain, the confusion, apprehension, and despair begin to fade away. Such people show poise under pressure; they’re unshaken by life’s alarms; they radiate peace wherever they go.
If you’ve never acquainted yourself with the depths of God’s love and His call for you to live in that love, your life will be filled with anxiety and cares. You’ll often be fretful and restless—always looking for that illusive “something more.”
When you learn to turn your confidence toward God and cast your cares on Him, you can be calm in the midst of life’s demands.
PRAYER
Dear Lord, I lay upon you my burdens.Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I love to dwell upon the thought that Jesus cares for me, It matters not what life may bring—He loves me tenderly. 
Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church