Give Your Cares to God

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Who or what is on your heart today?  Something is because we all have our cares and concerns.

Some days we have the same ones we have been carrying around for quite awhile, and then on other days, we get brand new ones to add to our already burdened hearts. We try to hold on to hope, but sometimes we need more. We need God. We need Him to just take our burdens from us and give us peace.

God desires that we do so. He wants us to give Him our cares, not one by one, but all of them – our anxieties, stresses, worries, doubts, and fears. He will take them all because He loves us unconditionally and completely. He will soothe our spirits and assure us that we can trust in Him and be at rest. We can let them go and know that He will carry us with His love and grace.

I love this beautiful song, “Carry You” by Amy Grant (with Vince Gill in the background and on guitar) that I heard many years ago, and it has often reminded me to give my cares to God. Below are the words and the link to the song. I hope you will take a few minutes to listen and let it fill your heart with His quiet peace.

“I Will Carry You”, by Amy Grant

[Chorus]
Lay down your burden
I will carry you
I will carry you my child, my child
Lay down your burden
I will carry you
I will carry you my child, my child

Cause I can walk on water
Calm a restless sea
I’ve done a thousand things you’ve never done
And I’m really watching
While you struggle on your own
Call my name, I’ll come

[Chorus]

I give vision to the blind
I can raise the dead
I’ve seen the darker side of hell
And I’ve returned
I’ve seen those sleepless nights
And count every tear you cry
Some lessons hurt to learn

[Chorus]

Prayer

Our gracious Lord, how many times we try to carry our burdens and cares on our own instead of giving them to you. Thank you for the assurance, peace, and rest we can find in you when we do. Amen

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