“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
I struggle, to be present, to live in the moment. My thoughts tend to wander, to the future, to what’s next, where I will go, what I will do, when I will do it. Since I was a young child I’ve battled with anxiety. It is my dominant struggle, and I am acutely aware of it. Fear and worry are thieves, they will rob you of peace and of joy; they will cripple your walk with the Lord. God tells us to cast our cares upon Him. When we worry what we are really saying is, “I don’t trust you Lord…even though you loved, created and saved me…”
Anxiety is a powerful foe, whether rooted deep within our past traumas or passed down from previous generations; conquering fear is no small feat. In your own power it may be as impossible as trying to keep from breathing, but in Christ we are MORE than conquerors. Give it over to the Lord, step by step, moment by moment; choose to give it over, to cast it upon Him. The Lord is there… beside you, in you, ahead of you, around you. You are not alone. We need a new vision! Let go and trust the Lord, cry out in prayer, be honest and give it to Him, over and over and leave it there…even when you want to pick it back up, even when it whispers your name, even when you can’t see-leave it there, and fly away. Then look back and see His hand and remember, look back and remember His providence. Keep it in a journal or write it on your heart, but praise the Lord for loving you and for being forever faithful!