“Cast All Care On Him”

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by Dona Hake


Philippians 4:6 (AMP)
” Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue

to make your wants known to God.”


As we run this race in life we must determine ourselves to lay aside anything that will weigh us down.  If we do not, we will not be able to maintain focus and our goal will seem impossible.  There are so many things that can hinder us yet the Lord tells us to simply give it all to Him.


Many times if I am in a troubling situation I can become consumed with just having to know that I am making the right decision because I don’t want to mess up.  If I am unsure, then I become preoccupied and the fear of making a mistake begins to haunt me.   One day recently I found myself once again in the position thinking “I just want to do the right thing.”  I felt the Lord sweetly ministering to my heart that the right thing to do in that specific moment was to simply cast my care.  He showed me that the casting of my care regarding a specific thing was EXACTLY the right thing for that moment and releasing the my care to Him was all I could do.

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.”


We all well know that after we pray there can be a time of waiting for the manifestation of the answer. Our hearts need to be at total peace regardless of what things look like around us.  I thank the Lord that He affectionately cares for us and we live under His diligent and loving Hand.