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Casting Your Cares

There is a lot of noise in the air these days. Economic. Political. Social. Cultural.


Noise creates confusion.

Noise breeds anxiety.

Anxiety often takes over our minds, creating a cloud of anxiety that overshadows our daily lives. Looking to Jesus in times of suffering provides a path of peace and assurance. His teachings and example provide powerful tools for relieving anxiety.

Jesus directly addresses the issue of anxiety in His Sermon on the Mount. He encourages us to think of the lilies of the field and the birds of the air, pointing out that they do not toil or wander about, but God cares for them. This parable reminds us of God’s provision and providence, and commands us to trust in His goodness and sovereignty. By focusing on God’s promises, we can shift our focus from our problems to His faithfulness.

Jesus teaches us the importance of prayer as an antidote to anxiety. Philippians 4:6-7 tells us to take our petitions to God through prayer and thanksgiving. This act of surrender helps us unburden ourselves and replaces our anxieties with divine peace. Prayer is a refuge, a place where we can overcome our fears and find comfort and guidance.

Jesus’ own life is an example of how to deal with anxiety and doubt. Despite the great trials he faced, he remained steadfast, often avoiding praying in private. When we imitate his qualities, we gain strength and clarity.

After all, Jesus invites us to cast our cares on Him because He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). His unwavering love and support assure us that we are not alone. With faith in Him, we can overcome anxiety, embrace a life of peace and trust in God’s perfect plan.

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Chris Lawson

Founder of, husband to Merri, father to Adam, Ellie, and Zachary, and executive pastor @reynoldachurch. Lives to make Jesus famous. He enjoys watching the Atlanta Braves and UNC basketball, as well as demeaning and insulting whatever sports teams you root for. He knows a disturbing amount about television and movies.

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