Peter says it so nonchalantly:
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. (1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV)
Yeah, so the “humble yourselves” part is bad enough… but lately I’m realizing that I haven’t been casting all my anxieties (worries, cares) to God. I mean, I might cast them, but then I reel them back in and try to deal with them myself.
But, then, perhaps the casting and the humbling go together. In order to cast, I have to admit that I can’t handle them myself… and that takes humility. And casting, then reeling them back, simply indicates that I think I can handle my anxieties on my own. Not much humility there… but alot of pride.
So, I think God for giving me people (like my wife and other friends) who help me cast my worries on God… and leave them there… and leave them there… and leave them there…