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Casting my worries and reeling them back in

Posted by on Jun 14, 2010 in discipleship | 1 comment

Casting my worries and reeling them back in

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…


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  1. 6-15-2010

    Alan,

    “I have to admit that I can’t handle them myself..” What?

    Haven’t you heard, “It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.”?

    How right you are, but to do so means that we have to admit we are NOT in charge.