I have good thoughts in my head and while I wasn’t gifted in the area of getting them on paper I thought I would try to share my head anyway. So bare with me as I tread this journey called writing 😉
Blog Hop Topic: 1 Peter 5:7-8a ~ Unpack our scripture for the week and share with us what you learned. Use verse mapping as an optional study tool.
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:7-8 NLT
“ Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:7-8 ESV
I walk into the kitchen and they are actually drawing on the cabinets. I am not talking about babies but a 2 and 4 year old. They look up at me knowing I am about to LOSE it. Lose it I do. Major fail. Where. Is. My. Self. Control? Satan (by the way we often refer to him as dude) Flee, dude, flee. For Pete’s sake, I am tired of having uncontrollable anger. These little moments when it should be so easy it is just so hard.
It has been over an hour and my husband has not text me back. My heart is racing at unprecedented proportions. Palms are sweaty and I could just scream. More than worried I am mad. Mad because he knows I worry. I am pacing and getting angrier. I just know that a 10 ton Volvo Truck has fallen on him in his office while he is at his computer and now what am I going to do? This scenario is not even a joke. The enemy creeps in my thoughts and twists every single thing to the point it is absolutely absurd. Flee, dude, flee.
Ah. Take a breath, Kristy. Look how blessed you are. God tells me to give him my anxiety and worries. Why? Because He cares about lil ole’ me. But watch out because that dude the evil one prowls around like a roaring lion ready to eat me up DEAD.
Let’s break this down. When our circumstances are difficult it is so easy for me to be worried but when I worry then I miss the opportunity to be blessed and to serve Christ. I desperately need that inward peace that only Christ provides if I am going to have victory over my trials.
So here I “CAST” my burdens to God. So much easier said than done, right? I have come to a point that regardless of how hard this is I am ready to surrender it all. I mean ALL. The life of my children are His. The life of my husband are His. Ultimately, God is my number one and He is the love of my life. I must once and for all (meaning permanently) give every one of my cares to the Lord. Oh wait, I think worrying about this little money issue we have going on will be okay because I can fix it myself. WOMP. WRONG. I can’t try to hold these little worries because these little worries will become big worries. He must get it all with no looking back. This is a point blank decisive act meaning it will produce a definite result.
God “CARES” for me. Ahhh. Really? As I actually release these worries to my Living God then the blessings of the Almighty pour in. He has given me courage to face my worries and not run away. He has given me strength to do what I need to do. Best of all He gives me faith to just trust Him. That is caring, ya’ll. Will you pray right now that we all can really “cast” all our stuff to God right now? Why in the world would we not? Look at what we get in return!
Be “ALERT” because the enemy is out to kill me. Satan is a big fat liar and a thief. He will creep in every corner and crevice to steal my joy and suck the life right from under me. Look at Peter, when he felt confident he went to sleep and fell right into Satan’s trap. My worry issue above and my anger issue above is SATAN. Flee, dude, flee.
God…It is yours!!!!!