The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
God calls us to an active response when we see anything in life that concerns, disturbs, or alarms us.
"Casting all your cares upon Him for He careth for you" (I Peter 5:7).
We "cast" because He "careth." The more we realize the devoted involvement of our Heavenly Father in our hearts and lives, the more we will not allow the challenges of life to overwhelm us. Ever and always, what we do as believers flows from the fount of God's goodness, and how well we know the wonder of His character and nature. If we rightly perceive our Heavenly Father as present, involved, and active in our circumstances, we will likely seek His gracious working. We trust Him to the degree we know Him, or in terms of our present consideration, we cast because we realize He cares.
"Because Thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice" (Psalm 63:7).
We also do well to be very specific in the casting of our cares. Even a professional baseball pitcher would have difficulty throwing a dozen balls in one motion. Casting one ball at a time, however, confirms his skill and effectiveness. The believer also does well to pointedly bring our concerns to the Lord, asking Him to work in accordance with His glory, will, and ability to accomplish for us that we could never do in and of ourselves. Is the Lord who He declares Himself to be in this particular matter? Can and will He do what He promises to do along this specific pathway of life? Realizing that the matter at hand matters to God greatly encourages us to cast one pitch at a time, making our walk of faith far more effectual. "This thing is from Me" (I Kings 12:24).
Scripture proclaims our Lord to be "a very present help in trouble" (Psalm 46:1). Which trouble? All of them, of course, which includes this one. Yes, the one that presently challenges us and elicits care, this is the one we must cast. Because the wondrous truth of the matter is that our Heavenly Father cares about our cares much more than we care about our cares. Realizing such blessed truth with our hearts will lead us to cast, to cast because "He careth."
"I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and He heard me out of His holy hill."
Weekly Memory Verse
"Because Thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice."