Cast All Your Cares...

I am, by far, one of the biggest over-thinkers I have ever met. I know, shocking. You’d never believe it with all this laid-back exterior I put on, right? But it’s the truth! I sit and stew on my problems as if that’s going to solve them, and end up worrying myself into a corner.

Fun fact: the longer you think about little problems, the bigger they look. I’ve been trying to learn lately that that’s not really very smart at all. 1 Peter 5:7 says this- “cast your cares on

Him, because he cares for you.” Psalms 55:22 says- “Cast your burden on the LORD, and

He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” In Matthew 6:27, Jesus says- “Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?” Later on in the 34th verse, He continues- “Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Sufficient for the day is it’s own trouble.” You would think, with that many reminders (and more!) telling me not to flip my lid about dumb, material things, I would learn. And I am trying. So I want to challenge whoever is reading this, that might feel like they’re in a little bit over their head: don’t worry. Don’t stress. Cry about it for a little bit, because a good cry always feels good, but dust yourself off after, and remind yourself:

God’s got this. You might not, but God does. And that’s the only one that matters. Cast all your cares, your worries, your anxieties, your little problems that you made too big, all of it! Cast it all on the One who holds our crazy world together. It might just do you some good!

Karleigh Yancy



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