Casting My Cares

I haven’t written in forever. This is something that I can chalk up almost directly to the amount of Greek homework that seminary has given me. Tonight, I am sitting up at three in the morning, not able to get to sleep.  I have so much on my mind, things I need to do and things I can’t control that are stressing me out that sleep has not really come to me tonight.

It made me think of something I learned in Greek Syntax. I learned that I had always interpreted I Peter 5:7 wrong. The verse says, “casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you” I’ve always interpreted that verse as a single statement, not realizing that it is the second half of a sentence.

I Peter 5:6-7 says, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

Praying to God and resting my cares on him is one of the ways that I can say that he is God and I am not. I can’t control the things that are out of my control–no mater how much I want to. Remembering that, I suddenly find myself yawning. My three pages I wrote in my journal of the things that are stressing me out are mostly things I have very little control over. Some things I can work to make better, but not everything. I can rest tonight and remember that God has it all under control.

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