God’s Got You.
Have you ever been in a situation where you didn’t know what to do and you were wondering how you were going to get out of it?
Maybe it’s debt or the loss of a loved one or a job. Sometimes worry comes and can drive believers up the wall with fear. However, on many occasions, God instructs us not to worry or fret. Why? Because He’s got our back!
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God,” Philippians 4:6.
God is a loving Father. And, as a loving Father, He has already taken care of all that we would need in this life. In 2 Peter 1:3 it says, “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” God has provided all that we will ever need and all He asks of us is to believe and rest in His Word and in Him.
God is a Provider of All of Our Needs.
There is already another job for you – even if you are laid off. There is a way out of debt that God has already provided because God is all-knowing. He knew what situations you would be in even before you got into them. In His infinite wisdom, He already provided a way out.
So we are not to worry, because God has got our backs. The Bible says, “Casting all your care upon Him for He careth for you.” We are to cast our cares on Him and trust that He will take care of what concerns us because His word declares so (1 Peter 5:7).
Don’t Worry, Worship.
Worry is more than a mild thing. Worry brings about fear and when fear comes you cannot be in faith. Faith and fear don’t mix and worry brings about the fear of what could happen.
Worry even causes stress-related illnesses like high blood pressure or ulcers. That’s why God wants us to trust Him and cast our cares on Him because He will take care of us no matter what. He is faithful to His Word and His promises.
This is one of the many reasons He sent His Son to die for us – to reconcile us back to Him and for us to have a relationship with our Father. Fathers take care of their families and our heavenly Father is without contradiction the BEST father there is.
So, how do we cast our cares upon God you may ask? It’s simple, by faith.
Take Your Burdens to the Lord.
Whatever may be a concern or worry, we bring it before the Father in prayer and cast it on Him. We do not worry about it anymore because there is no problem that God cannot fix. There is no problem that doesn’t get sorted out in His presence. He is the solution and He is a God of order. Just like there is no lie that can be in or around Him (Numbers 23:19), there is no problem that may bring confusion that can last in His presence. He is not the author of confusion. There is nothing you can give God that He can’t fix.
Worry is basically meditating on the wrong thing. When you cast your cares, concerns, and worries on God, begin meditating on the truth that God has got it under control.
Picture in your mind the problem already solved – how would it look like? That’s how we meditate on the Word. “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (Joshua 1:8)
The word meditate means to mutter, roar, imagine, and confess. A part of meditation is to imagine what the Word says. If it is a loss of a job, after casting your worries on the Lord, meditate on 1 Peter 5:7 that God is taking care of it and see yourself getting another job. This will also ignite your faith. Also, don’t speak your worries, speak life, speak what you want to see as you keep believing.
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit,” (Proverbs 18:2).
If you speak your worry, you are canceling your belief that God is taking care of it. Speak your faith as you trust God and soon enough you will see the manifestation of your faith. God is faithful, He always keeps His promises.
So, what’s the play call?
Let us trust God with our concerns and cares. He has provided all that we need and He is a good God. He will take care of us, let’s believe His promises and enter His rest.