Cast All Your Care
by Rich Kanyali
We all have cares, but we should not be carrying them.
We need to cast them upon the Lord. Casting our care upon the Lord is a sign of rest. The greatest level of faith is rest. Rest is not inactivity, but rather doing what you have to do, and not worrying about it because God will tell you what to do.
1 Peter 5:6-7 says, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
Many times, we talk about casting our cares upon the Lord, but we do not pay attention to verse six, which is a part of verse seven. It tells us to humble ourselves.
How do we do that? By casting our cares upon the Lord.
Casting our cares upon the Lord is a sign of humility. If we do not cast all our cares upon the Lord, we are walking in pride. We are not humbling ourselves. If we want to be “exalted” out of the situation we are going through, it begins with humbling ourselves.
“Casting" in the Greek language means to “throw upon.”
Some people think to cast is to give it over. But it means literally throwing it with all our might, not even looking where it lands. After we throw it, we should not be going around looking for it. We must throw it with no desire to look for it. We should throw it like we never want to see it again, even if we tried to look for it.
You can't cast someone else's care upon the Lord. You have to cast your own cares upon Him. That's where your faith comes in. It takes faith to cast your cares upon the Lord. It also takes tremendous humility.
The word “all” in the above scripture means "all, any, every, the whole." Not some of it, not only what is beyond our ability to handle—all care.
"Care" in the Greek is the word “solicitude,” which means “excessive concern or worry.” We would not worry if we only cast it upon the Lord.
Then, in the phrase "for he careth for you," careth is the Greek word, “melo,” which means to be of interest to, or to concern.
Things will speak to us, both natural and artificial, but anything that speaks or gives us a thought contrary to the Word of God, we must speak back to or rebuke. Never sit there and let thoughts, doubts and fears drown and overwhelm you.