We have the “assurance” of salvation when we “trust” Jesus with our lives, that’s it. Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in ourselves or our future. Salvation is Now!! 1John 5:11-13, 1 John 3:2, John 17:3
1 Peter 5:6-7 (ESV) Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, (7) casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7 (AMP) Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
The wonderful promise “He cares for you” (NKJV) reminds us of the night in the boat when the disciples asked Jesus, “Do You not care that we are perishing?” (Mark 4:38) Of course, Jesus cares! Satan would have these Christians, in our text, believe that their “fiery trial” was an evidence of God’s indifference; but Peter reminds them that they may “cast the whole of their care” (Mark 4:7) once and for all upon Christ. Amen.
Carrying your worries, stresses, concerns and daily struggles by yourself shows that you have not trusted God fully in your life. It takes humility, however, to recognize that God cares, to admit your need, and to let others in God’s family help you. Sometimes we think that struggles caused by our own sin and foolishness are not God’s concern. But when we turn to God in repentance, HE will bear the weight even of those struggles. Letting God have your anxieties calls for action, not passivity. Don’t submit to circumstances but to the Lord in prayers, who controls circumstances.
One of the ways the devil is working today is to try to convince and persuade the Christian that God doesn’t really care for them. That is what happened in the Garden of Eden in Genesis 3:5 when satan was tempting Eve. Eve said “we can’t eat that fruit, for God said if we eat from it we would surely die.” Satan said, “you will not surely die” but “God KNOWS that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God…” What was the tempter saying? That God really didn’t care for them, He was only concerned about Himself. The enemy implied that God wanted to keep blessings from them. Always listen to the voice of GOD.
BUT… Word of God says YOU can cast ALL your cares on Him BECAUSE HE CARES FOR YOU! Amen.
As we humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, we should become increasingly dependent upon Him.
“Lord I am so thankful that You CARE for me. Lord you have shown that You CARE FOR, WATCH OVER, CONCERN YOURSELF for me. The Master of this universe, the Creator of this entire world and all of its beauty, cares deeply about me. Wow, I am overwhelmed today. The enemy tries to tell me different, but I constantly remember that he is a LIAR and the truth is not, not will be, nor can be, in him. I have stop listening to his lies. So when the enemy says ‘God doesn’t care’ that is a confirmation that GOD does care for me. I will turn the words of the liar around and put the enemy into shame for Your glory O Lord. Thank You for Your constant watch, attention, care and above all your love for me. I love you so much Lord . In Jesus’ Mighty Name I pray, Amen!!!!”
All Glory to HIM alone and Be Blessed with this message. Jesus Love’s you so much.
Ambassador For Christ
Pastor Jasmine Thason.