*This post was originally posted on diannaauton.wordpress.com back in October of 2015. I felt it was appropriate for today as we all carry around cares and worries in our lives that affect our day to day lives.
Recently my hubby and I realized that you can be carrying stress around with you and not even realize it. Why? It’s just become a part of you. You are so used to worrying about things that you don’t even realize that it has caused stress. You have gotten used to it. To the point that you don’t even notice until you start having physical reactions that don’t have a medical explanation.
Stress can cause a number of physical problems from migraines to ulcers and even more serious things like heart problems. That is why it is so important to do what the Word says in 1 Peter 5:7 and cast all our cares on the Lord. Our physical body can not bear all the burdens that we think we must carry alone.
I know, I know it seems like its impossible to allow God to carry it all. After all He gave us these: children, jobs, homes, spouses and it’s our responsibility, right? Yes, but He never intended for us to do it all on our own strength. His plan from the beginning of time was to walk with us, encourage us and carry the burden himself. He never expected us to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. He designed the garden to meet every single need we had (of course Adam and Eve messed that up).
He gave us everything we need and the ability to have everything we need through the blessing of Abraham and the death and resurrection of Jesus. So when you are stressing over your messy house, the projects you have at work or finances keep in mind what God says in His word: “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.” 1 Peter 5:7 AMP (emphasis mine).
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