This Week's Pastor's Corner

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Week of December 5, 2021

 

This time of year is a time when feelings, memories and stress have the ability to impact emotions on a lot of people for many reasons. Apostle Peter gave us some great advice in this area when he wrote, “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” (NKJV)

I looked up the word “cast” and in the original Greek it means to throw off sometimes with a violent, decisive and deliberate action. And I can tell you from personal experience that casting the care of your problems on the Lord (and not taking it back) isn’t always an easy thing to do. But I am still learning that by not casting your care on God as the Word tells us, you can hinder Him in exalting you above your circumstances or problems. The Bible goes on to say in the next verse that the devil seeks those he may devour. The devil is looking to devour the ones who allow him to do so.

One of the ways you can allow the devil access to your life is by taking on the care of your situation to the point that you are consumed by it. By casting your cares upon the Lord it will activate the power of God to work in and through your situation. In other words, it allows Him to bring miracles and victory. God will never ask you to pretend your problems don’t exist or to ignore them. He just doesn’t want you to take on the care of them. To take on care means to constantly talk about the problem, think about the problem, and worry about the problem to the point that it appears there is no way out of the problem.

Make the decision to cast your care upon the Lord today, knowing that He will exalt you at exactly the right time. The writer of Hebrews wrote, ““Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us.” (Hebrews 12:1 NKJV). I want to encourage you as you read this to make the decision and declaration that you are going to go to God’s throne of grace and cast every care that you have been carrying onto Him. It starts with your relationship with God through Jesus Christ

Until Next Week -

Pastor Dave