Learn To “Cast”

“Cast all your anxiety on him.”              1 Peter 5:7 NIV

Learn to “cast all your anxiety on him.”  Only when you have done that will you be able to “catch yourself” when you begin to open the door to worry, allowing it to move in, set up shop and start doing business. What’s your top 10 list of worries? Health? Money? A relationship? Children? Your looks? Get to know your most common worries so well that you are able to treat them like mosquitoes. You don’t procrastinate when a blood–sucking bug lights on your skin. You don’t say, “I’ll take care of it in a moment.” No, you give the critter the slap it deserves.

Be equally decisive with anxiety. The moment a worry surfaces, deal with it.  Don’t dwell on it. Head it off before it gets the best of you. Instead of ulcerating over what your boss thinks, ask him. Before you diagnose that mole as a cancer, have it examined. Instead of assuming that you’ll never get out of debt, consult an expert, draw up a plan, and take back your power. As long as you are willing to live with worry you will never overcome it. Instead of allowing worry to cast a big shadow over a small problem rise of faith and say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6 NIV), Who’s your helper? The Lord! So give your worries to Him and don’t take them back. The Psalmist said, “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall” (Psalm 55:22 NIV). Peter writes, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” Learn to “cast.”

 

This message taken from: Daily Devotional – The Word For You Today