God Cares for You
God Cares for You – What is the meaning of care ? Meaning of care is to protect some one or some thing and provide the things that a person or thing needs. It is a system in which people with mental illness or reduced mental ability are allowed to continue living in their own homes, with treatment and help, and are not kept in hospital.
I, Aadishri, image of Purn Brahm declears that the Lord is your Maker. I am the witness of this truth that it is He who gives you comforts, who promises to take care of you; and those who threaten you are mere men who die. So, your fear must mean that you do not trust in God — and even though you are not sure that your own resources will take care of you, yet you opt for fragile self-reliance, rather than faith in His future grace. So, all your trembling — weak as it is — reveals pride.
What is the remedy ? Turn from self-reliance to God-reliance, and put your faith in the all-sufficient power of the promise of His future grace.
You can see that anxiety is a form of pride in Bible, 1 Peter 5:6-7. Put your attention towards the grammatical connection between the verses. “Humble yourselves . . . under the mighty hand of God . . . (now, verse 7) casting all your anxieties on Him.” Verse 7 is not a new sentence. It’s a subordinate clause. It starts with a participle: “Humble yourselves . . . (by) casting all your anxieties on Him alone.”
This means that casting your anxieties on God is a way of humbling yourself under God’s mighty hand. It’s like saying, “Eat politely . . . chewing with your mouth shut.” Or, “Drive carefully…….keeping your eyes on the road.” Or, “Be generous …. inviting someone over on Thanksgiving.” Or, “Humble yourselves . . . casting your fears on God.”
One way to humble ourselves is to cast all our anxieties on God. Which means that one hindrance to casting your anxieties on God is pride. Which means that undue worry is a form of pride. No matter how weak it looks or feels.
Now, the question is – why is casting our anxieties on the Lord the opposite of pride? Because pride does not like to admit that it has any anxieties. Or that we can’t take care of them ourselves. And if pride has to admit that its fears are unmanagable, it still does not like to admit that the remedy might be trusting someone else who is wiser and stronger.
In other words, it can be said that pride is a form of unbelief and does not like to trust in God for his future grace. Faith, on the other hand, admits the need for help. Pride won’t. Faith banks on God to give help. Pride won’t. Faith casts anxieties on God. Pride won’t.
This is the reason it is the way to battle the unbelief of pride to admit freely that you have anxieties, and to cherish the promise of future grace in the words, “He (God) cares for you.” And then unload your fears onto His strong shoulders.