Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. NIV
What a beautiful, beautiful verse.
What a privilege. What an honor.
The creator of the universe cares for me.
When I used the Greek to English dictionary in my concordance to look up the word “cares,” in this verse, I was surprised by its definition, “to trouble; to concern.” Curiously, those same words appear in the definition for “anxiety.”
Candidly, I never pictured God as being troubled over me. I’ve always pictured Him as calm, never surprised, never grieved. But, as I think about it, I think that there are verses that say he is grieved sometimes … I should look those up. As I typed that, I thought, “well, you have a concordance right there … do it!” And, sure enough, the Lord appears to be grieved in several instances.
He is all an all-knowing God. He knows everything I’ve done and everything I will do, and yet, He still cares. That’s pretty powerful. I am so thankful to have that knowledge today.
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Interestingly this very same verse made a similar impact on me last week. In connection to it was a verse from Proverbs 12:25… Anxiety in the heart of man weighs it down; But a good word makes it glad.
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The Lord’s blessings!
Because of Him and in Him,