FOR HE CARETH…

FOR HE CARETH…

“Casting all your cares on him,
For he careth for you”

I PETER 5:7

The KEY to the power of this verse is that we are able to cast all our cares upon HIM for by faith we KNOW that HE cares for us. It is one thing to have the knowledge of the scriptures. It is an entirely different thing to draw from them the power of God to bring them into our daily lives.

The “cares” spoken of here refer to anything that produces anxiety or concern in our lives. The scope of the “cares” that we are to cast upon HIM is ALL of them. In this world we become so accustomed to living with and carrying the multitude of cares and concerns that we become unaware of the implications and the tremendous drain they exert upon us. To “Cast our cares upon HIM” is a discipline that we are to learn. “Cast” is a verb that implies an effort on our part; a life that is developed by conscious effort within the life of the individual believer. This is a life that can only be cultivated in the secret chambers of prayer and communion with the ONE who cares for us. It is in touching HIS heart on a daily basis that the power of HIS love is communicated to us and we find ourselves being carried and borne upon the wings of HIS love.

How we need to see that carrying and holding on to the “cares” of this life actually choke out the life of the Son within us, making us unfruitful and barren in the things of our God. This is warfare and a battle in which we must be schooled so that HIS overcoming life may be developed within us. In the Parable of the Sower we read of the precious seed that fell in different hearts and the interpretation of it in those that were filled with the “cares, riches and pleasures of this life”….

“Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard,
go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of this life,
and bring no fruit to maturity”

LUKE 8:14

Jesus said “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit…” For us to ALLOW the cares of this world to choke the life of the Son within is the very thing that will keep us from living that life that glorifies our Heavenly Father. We permit these things to be so in our lives if we do not discover the secret of “CASTING ALL OUR CARES UPON HIM”. It is our own unbelief that HE ACTUALLY cares for us that keeps us from knowing, living and celebrating the glory of such a truth. It is the reliance upon our own resources that keeps us from living in such a temper of heart and peace of mind.

HE CARES FOR US, HE IS OUR BURDEN BEARER, AND HE IS OUR SUFFICIENCY IN THIS LIFE. May we even today, at this very moment, draw near to HIM with all of our concerns, cares and worries and find in HIM the truth that HE CARES FOR YOU. Then let us consciously and determinedly cast those cares upon HIM. May HE show us in the course of our daily lives this grace of God that carries us through into the place of bearing fruit and glorifying our Father!

“Casting all your cares on him,
For he careth for you”

Brian Troxel

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