Sunday, February 7, 2016

cast and care

"When fear feels bigger than my faith
And struggles steal my breath away
When my back's pressed up against the wall
With the weight of my worries stacked up tall
You're strong enough to hold it all 
I will cast my cares on You
You're the anchor of my hope
The only one who's in control
I will cast my cares on You
I'll trade the troubles of this world
For Your peace inside my soul"
That is the start to Cast My Cares by Finding Favor.
As I listened to that song this week my focus was drawn to the words "cast" and "cares". Cast means to throw something forcefully in a specified direction. Cares means serious attention or consideration applied to doing something correctly or to avoid damage or risk. It can also mean to feel concern or interest; attach importance to something. Putting it all together to "cast my cares" is to throw what is holding all of my attention or thoughts in the direction of the one who promises to give me peace. 
The song goes on to say 
 "This war's not what I would've chosen
But You see the future no one knows yet
And there's still good when I can't
See the working of Your hands
You're holding it all"
The whole reason why God can give peace as we throw him our fears, worries and concerns, is because He is total and complete control. One would think with the amount that I talk about God being in control I would have that aspect of trusting down pat. Far form the truth! 
Another thing about God when we cast our cares on him is he ACCEPTS them all! No care is to small, He takes them all without sorting them they are all important to him. So never be afraid to cast your cares to God in prayer he is all ways there and never leaves you alone. In fact he is waiting to hear from you. He is waiting for you to stop trying to figure it out on your own and for you to look up and reach for him.