Friday, January 31, 2020

Devotions for Friday, January 31, 2020
“Casting All Our Cares”
by Dona Hake
We have been looking at the word ~all~ in our past two devotionals. ~ALL~ is a little word but it is packed with the power to change the meaning of your spoken words and thoughts.
Do we give our Lord all of our heart or do we just give Him some, and reserve some for our own pleasures?
Is He present with us some of the time or all of the time?
Does He promise to meet some of our needs or all of our needs?
Do you see how the word ~all~ completely changes things?
Today we are going to look at casting our cares on Him…not just some but all! Have you ever fallen to the thought that it is okay to hold on to certain cares but giving some to Him? These cares we hold on to are able to whisper the “what ifs”.   What if this happens and what if that happens?????    These whispers are able to torment our soul, and the Lord desires that we do not carry such burdens. I encourage you to meditate on these scriptures today, and purpose each and every day to walk in the peace of knowing that your Shepherd cares for you deeply.

“…casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].” 
1 Peter 5:7 – AMP. Version
“Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:7 – The Passion Translation