1Peter 5:7

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.  1Peter 5:7

The best of Christians are apt to labor under the burden of anxious and excessive care; the apostle calls it, all your care, intimating that the cares of Christians are various and of more sorts than one: personal cares, family cares, cares for the present, cares for the future, cares for themselves, for others, and for the church.  The cares even of good people are very burdensome, and too often very sinful; when they arise from unbelief and diffidence, when they torture and distract the mind, unfit us for the duties of our place and hinder our delightful service of God, they are very criminal.  The best remedy against immoderate care is to cast our care upon God, and resign every event to the wise and gracious determination. A firm belief of the rectitude of the divine will and counsels calms the spirit of man. from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible, by Matthew Henry (1662 – 1714)

Placing all your burdens upon God, may seem like a time worn adage that has grown passé; but quite the contrary this advice is as good today as when it was originally written two thousand years or so ago.  In most cases forgetting all your troubles in hope that God will handle them is rather naïve; simply put they are not just going to go away.  However when we stop obsessing about our problems, take a breath or two, and go to the Lord in prayer, most always we find that suddenly seemingly from nowhere a plan to a  resolution has popped into our minds or seemingly miraculously an answer has materialized.  Remember that God works in mysterious ways, sometimes we just have to stop trying to make everything work on our own, and let God handle it.

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