Isaiah 40:31 (New International Version)

31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

To cast or not to cast.......

1 Peter 5:7 (New International Version)

7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

I had a brief conversation about this verse with a friend of mine the other day, it has stuck with me and I wanted to share.

What exactly does it mean "to cast"? Well here are some definitions that I found on

1) To throw or hurl
2) To throw off or away
3) To part with; lose
4) To shed or drop
5) To reject or discard

I have some decisions to make about my life right now, these decisions are ones that affect not only me, but my daughter, my parents, my brothers, my friends. Needless to say, when decisions of this magnitude come up in our lives they cause us anxiety and stress. So I have been pondering this verse. The act of casting my anxiety on Him, means to get rid of it, to release it, to throw it out of my hands and towards my Heavenly Father. To throw something,or to hurl something, disables our ability to hold onto it, when we throw a baseball, it would be impossible for us to snatch it back. This it what God wants us to do, He loves us more than we could even imagine, so why do we hesitate to give Him everything. I am going to begin casting my anxieties on Him more and more.


Thank you for your promises. Thank you for loving us enough to care about the big things and the small things. I pray for your strength to come upon me, give me the ability to let go completely. Amen