Cast Your Care Upon Christ
Worrying is the idolization of a burden that has exalted itself in your heart. It’s the constant meditation and magnifying of a problem. It engulfs and consumes your time, mind, thoughts and actions. The assignment is to distract you from fulfilling your God Given purpose. Worrying is the constant meditation and worship of a problem that Christ intended for you to cast back to Him. The Bible teaches us to cast our care (worry, anxiety and frustrations) upon Christ. “Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
The exaltation of a problem magnifies its space upon the altar of your heart.
“Care Casting” is the release of life’s problems and it’s intentional redirecting to Christ. When you redirect your faith to trusting in God, you’re deliberately shifting your focus from the magnitude of the problem to God’s capability and capacity to take care of handling it. Let the problem go. Release your care over to Him. Holding on to your care is carrying weight in your heart. Spoiling the ground of your faith. The exaltation of a problem magnifies its space upon the altar of your heart. Your problem begins to competes with God. Your complaining becomes worship in exaltation of the problem. Your situation only grows and your chronic worship and focus on the problem puffs itself up and against your worship to God. “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18)
Worrying is in conflict with God
You were built to reflect God’s Glory.
Worrying directly conflicts against God. It is self absorption, foolish and related to pride. “Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.” (Proverbs 13:10) Self-absorption is the act of setting yourself up as God. You are not God. You were made like Him, in His image and likeness. You were not created to replace Him. Cast Your Cares. You were not built to self serve. You were built to reflect God’s Glory and cast. Cast your care back to Him. “Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.” (Philippians 4:6)
Thorns in your heart
The decision to carry your own cares creates thorns in your heart. “As for what was sown among thorns, this is he who hears the Word, but the cares of the world and the pleasure and delight and glamour and deceitfulness of riches choke and suffocate the Word, and it yields no fruit.” (Matthew 13:22) When the Word of God is sown among thorny ground, it becomes entangled with erected altars in worship to other gods. His Word competes with your exalted cares. These strange gods take precedence in the soil of your heart, taking deep root, suffocating and choking your fruit. God wants you to dethrone every idol and cast your care upon Him. Christ cares.
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. (John 8:36)
You can be free from oppression
When you worry, you’re feeding and worshipping a care that has no place in the ground of your heart
Christ wants to set you free from oppression. If worrying is the misdirection of worship to a problem, then oppression is the weight that’s produced by carrying your burden. “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:29-30) Oppression is a crushing pressure that suffocates your thoughts under it’s authority and power. It’s a spiritual bondage that keeps your heart under it’s pressure. When you set up false gods, in your heart, they become an oppressor with empty promises of fulfillment. No amount of worship or complaining can satisfy the fulfillment of a false god. When you worry, you’re feeding and worshipping a care that has no place in the ground of your heart and only entangles your liberty. “And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the span of his life? For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all.” (Matthew 6:27, 32)
Break oppression, and it’s impact, by not worshipping your cares and by tearing down the altars and the platforms that you’ve given them in your heart. Worship The True and Living God. “A time will come, however, indeed it is already here, when the true (genuine) worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth (reality); for the Father is seeking just such people as these as His worshipers. God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality). (John 4:23, 24)
God designed us to cast all our cares, upon Him.
God designed us to cast all our cares, upon Him. Give over every concern and weight over to Him. We were not designed to carry the burden or this weight. We were built to cast. We may feel as though our concern is too small or great for God to handle, but Jesus, our loving God wants to give you rest and peace from every concern, worry, and care. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28).
Prayer: Father God, In The Name of Jesus, I choose this day to serve You alone. I dethrone every false god that I’ve exalted in my heart. I cast all my care back to you. My heart is on a good ground. This is your ground. Dwell in me Lord. I will serve you forever. Amen.
Be Free! In Jesus Name.