Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7)
This world is not the world which God created in the beginning. This world is a sinful world where Satan and its cohorts of evil spirits are at work. Jesus warned us that in this world we will have tribulation. (John 16:33) Suffering is part and parcel of life on earth and we should not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon us to test us, as though something strange were happening to us. (1 Peter 4:12) Even as Christians, we do sometimes suffer, just as Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example so that we might follow in his steps. (1 Peter 2:21)
Problems come and problems go and they seem never to end. Worries, anxieties, negative thoughts and feelings harass us. What are we to do in such situations? Peter tells us to cast all our anxieties upon Jesus Christ. To cast means to hurl, to throw away with force. Ps 37:5 tells us to commit our ways to the Lord. The reason why God tells us to do so is because God cares for us, he wants to take care of all our anxieties. However for Him to do so, we first need to cast our cares upon Him.
God cares for us. He cared so much for the lost sheep that he left the 99 sheep to look for the sheep which has strayed behind. He cared so much for the demoniac in Gadarene that he was prepared after a long and tiresome day, to cross the sea of Galilee at night, go through a storm in order to heal the one person who was being tormented by evil spirits. He cared so much for the crowd (5000 men without counting the women and children) that he did not want them to move away at night before feeding them through the miracle of five loaves and two fish. Indeed God cares so much for us that He sent his only Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins on the cross in order to save us from utter darkness and hell and give us eternal life in his kingdom. God is interested in every detail of our life. He cares for us because he loves us.
Thank you Jesus for your love and care. Thank you for taking care of all our worries and anxieties and for giving us your peace, which passes all understanding. Amen
Rev.Eric Ma Fat