Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7
There had been an ice storm, but I had agreed to meet my friend at a restaurant and didn’t want to disappoint him. I arrived first, and the server was glad to seat me. I was the only customer, so we chatted as we waited for my friend.
“Did you have any trouble getting to work today?” I asked.
“Oh, yes,” she answered. “My husband had to bring me, and we went very slowly, but there were still times when we slid on the road. We were both pretty anxious.”
As we talked, I realized she was a Christian and sensed that I could offer some reassurance. “You know, don’t you, that the Lord sends his angels to care for us in these difficult situations.”
“Yes, I know,” she answered. “Every night, I take my little bundle of worries and lay it at the foot of the cross.” Then after a pause, she added, “The problem is that every morning, I go back and pick it up again.”
Everyone I meet has some anxieties and worries and cares. It just seems to go along with modern life. I want to reassure them, and I always have to start by reminding myself to leave my cares at the foot of the cross of Jesus. He has taken care of my eternal life and promises to take care of my everyday life as well.
When I am tempted to return to my cares after turning them over to God, he reminds me that he cares for me as his own dear child and that he will never leave me to deal with my anxiety alone.
Lord God, keep me safely in your hands because of your Son, Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.