On my good days I begin my morning with a cup of coffee and a conversation with God. I look ahead into the day and make my requests. I am meeting with so-and-so at 10:00 AM. Would you give me wisdom? This afternoon I need to finish my sermon. Would you please go ahead of me? Then, if a sense of stress surfaces during the day, I remind myself: Oh, I gave this challenge to God earlier today. He has already taken responsibility for the situation. I can be grateful, not fretful.
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7 NIV). Casting is an intentional act to relocate an object. As you sense anxiety welling up inside you, cast it in the direction of Christ. He is moved by the sincere request. After all, is he not our Father?
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