During a time of great uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic, with fear and anxiety creeping at the door, the beauty of Christianity is that we always have love, hope, and joy deeper than any negative circumstance.

There is a verse I want to share with you today.  It's from 1 Peter 5:7, and it simply says, "Cast all your anxieties on God, because God cares for you."  I ask you to focus on that during these coming days.  We have permission to take all our anxieties -- all those things happening around us that we have no control over -- and God says, "You can cast those on me."

Now, what does that mean to "cast it upon him?"  It means you have permission to give responsibility of those things to God, and that God willingly takes responsibility for them.  Isn't that great?  Now, why would God do that?  Look at the last phrase; this is amazing.  "Because God cares for you."

The word "cares" is a great word.  You know what that really means?  It means you matter to God.  That's what it means!  You matter to God.  You're important to God.  So important that God says, "If you'll walk with me through this, then I'm going to take care of the rest."

Can I say this to you, as sincerely as I know how?  The best thing you could ever do today is to put your trust in Christ as your Savior and Lord.  And to know that He gives you the promise of eternal life, and He peels off what is the biggest source of stress that we know as human beings:  that of death and the beyond.  The best way I know to relieve yourself of one giant source of stress is to walk humbly with God, casting all your cares and your anxieties upon Him.

 

In the name of the One who can do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,
Bruce Jones, Pastor and Co-Creator,
Imagine Church of the Carolinas

Because God Cares For You

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