1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Prayer serves as the greatest remedy for worry and fears. In Philippians 4:6, God’s word tells us to, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” This truth is reaffirmed in 1 Peter 5:7 where the Bible says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” A man can expend time and strength caring for the things of this world including the necessities of life, or he can make a conscious decision to obediently cast those same cares upon the Lord. This allows the Lord to show Himself strong toward the individual by caring for His child. According to Philippians 4:7, by choosing to pray, the cares and worries of man are replaced with “the peace of God.” The Bible describes this peace as one that keeps the believer’s heart and mind through Christ Jesus and even passes one’s ability to comprehend its depths and riches.
∙ (For children): God does not want us troubled or afraid (John 14:27).When you are afraid, God wants you to turn to Him and talk to Him. David called on the Lord many times to help him during fearful times (Psalm 3:1, 4-6; Psalm 34:4).
∙ (For everyone): How does prayer hinder worry? How does worry hinder prayer? What are the benefits of choosing prayer versus the consequences of choosing to worry?
∙ What does 1 Peter 5:7 mean when it says, “for he [the Lord] careth for you”? Is it possible that prayer makes your cares God’s responsibility rather than your own?
∙ Ask God to help you choose prayer over worry.
∙ Ask the Lord to replace your cares with the peace of God.
SONG: DOES JESUS CARE?