Casting

“…casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

I’ve read this verse a hundred times and it has always looked so warm and fuzzy to me. I find myself saying, “Yes. It’s all yours God, here you go!” Then, before I know it – I’m burdened with worry again.

Worry = anxiety, stress, a troubled state of mind.

I too easily get caught up in my own thoughts. And when weighed down with worry, my thoughts are not as clear. They are scattered and irrational.

Worry is unreasonable. 

I worry because I do not cast. 

Casting = To transfer – To throw off.

You know what? I’m not casting, I’m boomeranging. I’m “throwing” it out, but I’m waiting for it to return, and I’m grabbing it right back to pretend cast it again. 

Come on, friends… Who’s with me on this? Do you do this too? Or is it just me?

“Worry doesn’t empty tomorrow of sorrow. It empties today of strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom

Every single time I allow worry to consume me, I feel weak. I do not feel strengthened, I feel… Helpless. But is my worrying changing anything? Nope. Does your worry change anything? Nope. Can casting our worries on God, and trusting Him with them, change anything? Yes. It changes everything. It changes our hearts. It changes our perspectives. It changes our thoughts. Well, it can if we let it. 

I’ve been challenged these past few weeks to “let” God catch my thrown off worries. And the more I’ve practiced throwing, the easier it has gotten. I guess there’s really something to that verse I started this post with… Who knew? God. God knew.

So today, I’m gonna let God be God, and I’m going to practice that casting thing. Who’s with me?!