Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:6-7 NKJV
Another hurtful word. One more trial. Another affliction. It seems like it’s one thing after another. We don’t even have time to catch our breath. How do we handle the effects that constant battles can have on our lives? By constantly giving it to the only one who can help us: our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
As we release offenses, worries, concerns, or anything that lay heavy on our heart, to the Lord, we receive His provisions. We release despair and receive hope; fear and receive love; wrongdoings and receive forgiveness; worry and receive peace. It helps to visualize our releasing things into the Lord’s hands. Doing so helps us deal with the temptation to take things back into our hands.
We might have to release the same things more than once. Especially regarding people we love. Knowing God loves them even more than we do helps us trust His workings in their lives. Releasing ourselves into His hands matters most because it is inclusive of all that we carry. Our precious Lord loves us so much and waits for us to cast our cares upon Him, from glory to glory!