Across the Preacher’s Desk: Dealing with Life’s Cares

February 17, 2021 - Ruth Graham wrote a book titled In Every Pew Sits A Broken Heart. All of us need to remember that from time to time. There is also a familiar passage in I Peter chapter 5 and verse 7 we need to remember. Peter writes there, “Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you.”

You and I are in this verse! There is so much in our world that is impersonal. We live in an age of bigness and numbers. Everyone wants to know “the last four of your social” when you call wanting information.

Yet, God still knows us and me as individuals. God doesn’t keep track of us by a computer or an account number. You see, it’s just the way we read in John chapter 10, he knows us.

But we are not only in that verse as individuals in I Peter. In that verse are our cares, our concerns, and our problems. Every care that you and I are carrying is in that passage. Cares that often can be roadblocks to blessings. Yet, Peter tells us to cast our cares upon Jesus and with our cares removed we can truly experience the joy of the Lord.

Never forget, no cares like Jesus and no one understands like Jesus. For those who will surrender their life to Him, obey His commands and live His kind of life, Jesus will carry their burdens. The question is, are you living life Jesus’ way?

It’s something to think about … tbp
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