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Ezekiel 33-34, 1 Peter 5 Key Verse: 1 Peter 5:7
Some things are easier said than done. One of those things is casting “all [our] anxiety on him,”
even though we are told that “he cares for [us]” (5:7).
We do have anxieties. Our concerns range from physical needs to financial needs, from family
needs to the needs of our friends. These are things of which prayer lists are made—or at least
should be made.
But we have a God who cares for us! We are not a burden, an after thought or something of
which He is not aware. He cares for us more intensely than we can ever imagine. The omniscient
God knows our needs, all of them, and is concerned about every one of them.
Peter tells us what we are to do with our cares. We are to “cast” them onto Jesus; As a coat is
tossed to someone else with the request, “Would you Carry this for me?” we are to take the cares
of this world and toss them to Him.
The problem is, we tend to do that but then take back the cares. We are willing to say that we
will give our anxieties to Jesus but then continue to mull over and carry them ourselves.
Do not confuse continuing to pray with failing to cast the burden on Him. God doesn’t tell us to
stop praying but to let Him carry our anxieties.
Do you have a prayer list? If you do, that is good. Don’t stop praying.
But do you worry about these things on your list? That is bad. Ask God to help you give Him.
the worries. Keep praying, but stop worrying.
Woodrow Kroll & Tony beckett

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