This Day in History: 0000-10-09

October 9 – 1 Peter 5: 6-7

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.

What worries and cares have gotten you all out of sorts today?  Do you find yourself consumed by vicious cycles of thought, trying to figure out how you’re going to handle it all?  Do you feel too weak, too tired?  Do you feel like this problem has gone on for so long that it has become who you are?  Do you look ahead and see no hope in the future?

If so, you’re not alone, friend!  We’ve all felt the suffocating burden of feeling alone and uncared for and surrounded by fear and doubt.

Thank God, He has given us this beautiful promise, and we can cling to it.  We can trust Him to fulfill it.

What do we need to do?

Well, first off, we’re going to have to humble ourselves and surrender to God’s mighty power.  We’re going to have to stop trying to handle it in our own strength.  We’re going to have to break the cycle of fruitless obsessing, and admit to Him that we can’t handle it.  Then, we’re going to have to trust Him.

He may not change the circumstances right away. We’re going to have to trust Him.

He may not do what we wanted Him to do. We’re going to have to trust Him.

He may ask even more of us than we think we have left to give. We’re going to Have. To. Trust. Him.

Because the promise is. at just the RIGHT TIME, He WILL lift us up!  He has asked us to give Him all of our worries and cares.  He wants to carry them for us.  He wants to help us. He wants to give us strength and rest. He wants to restore our hope for the future.  He wants to lift us up.  Why?  Because we are precious to Him, and He CARES for us!