Let It Go (1 Peter 5:7)

It has been several weeks since I personally posted to the blog.  I must be candid and confess that life struggles had depleted my writing energy quite a bit.  Problems are on many sides and I have been trying to simply let it go.

Let it goThe Bible instructs us to cast all of our cares upon God because He cares for us.  To “cast” means to “throw”.  But lately when I throw my cares to God, they come hurling back at me like a boomerang. Why is this? 

God graciously revealed to me over the weekend that my “throwing” needs some work.  I am usually on course with it but over the last month, I have had terrible aim.  Instead of throwing my cares to God, I have been throwing amiss.

My cares were in my grasp.  I pulled my arm back like a quarterback and discharged forward…..but I didn’t release the cares from my hands. 

I throw, but I don’t let go….which of course isn’t throwing at all.

How do I know that I didn’t let it go? 

My thoughts continued to drift off into how the problem happened, why it is happening to me, and what I could do to fix it.  It remained the leading topic of my daily talks with friends and family. So, until I let it go, it remains a part of me.  Until I let it go, it remains a fixed negative component of my feelings and attitude. 

My problems are real.  Yet God is more real.  Which do I want to hold close to my soul, my problems or my God?  Holding on to problems that I cannot change is toxic to my soul.  Today, I let it go.

No matter how tragic my circumstances may seem, I am committed to cast my cares upon the God who is able to supply all of my needs according to His riches in glory.  Casting our cares is a conscious action of faith.  

The act of believing keeps our cares on course for God’s reception. He wants to receive them. He can handle them better than we can. Let it go.

 …casting all your care upon Him,

for He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)

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11 thoughts on “Let It Go (1 Peter 5:7)

  1. The Lord advises us so many times to ‘be strong and courageous’, and I pray you be strong and courageous too! Focus on Christ, the author and finisher of your faith. Be busy in serving Him and you will see that what seemed to be so heavy on your shoulders will be lifted. I’ll be praying for ya!

    1. God bless you abundantly! I appreciate your prayers and encouragement. I am taking your advice and standing strong and courageous…like David, like Joshua, like Deborah, like Esther, like our Savior, Jesus Christ…God’s people always win! Thank you!

  2. I do this so frequently…I tell myself I’m giving it to God, and then find myself stressing about it ten minutes later. Very encouraging article, thanks so much!

    1. Thank you for reading! Over the last week God has really been healing my heart and giving me strength. I resolved to wait patiently on the Lord and not worry about my future…for God has my future in His hands.

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