You will find rest for your souls
Sis. Evangeline Paul Dhinakaran
Dear friend, according to I Peter 5:7, "Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." During bad times, we often overestimate our ability and act like God. We dictate terms with God. We even question His actions and demand that He act according to our wishes. This is why the saint in the previous verse, I Peter 5:6, reminds us: "Humble yourself under God's mighty hand that He may lift you up in due time."
We cannot behave like God, argue with Him or murmur against Him. God is in control of everything and knows all that we go through. When we humble ourselves before Him, He takes control of our problems. With a single word, He can perform miracles. The Bible says, "He spoke, and it came to be. He commanded, and it stood firm." God is All-powerful, and we can cast all our burdens onto Him. Casting means throwing our worries, whether personal, family, friends or future, onto His big shoulders. If we feel overwhelmed, we can cast our burdens onto the Lord, who can handle them because "God is love." As 1 Corinthians 13:7 says, "God's love bears all things."
God can bear all of your burdens. That is why in Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus invites you to come to Him and lay all of your troubles upon Him. By doing so, you will find peace for your soul. It is a true blessing to have peace in our souls, and yet many people search for it in all the wrong places. They carry heavy loads on their heads and shoulders and walk barefoot, but it doesn't have to be that way. Jesus invites you to come to Him in prayer, saying, "Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened. I will give you rest." When you do, you will experience the rest that only He can give.
Dear Lord, I am grateful for Your loving invitation to cast all my cares upon You. I lay them all at Your feet, believing that I will find rest in my soul. You are the Prince of Peace, and only You can calm my anxious heart and keep my soul at rest. Lord, I ask for Your forgiveness for the times I have taken matters into my own hands and made things worse. Please help me to rely on You entirely for comfort and miracles. A single word from You can bring down miracles and change my life for the better. I trust in You, Lord, for Your love can bear all my burdens. Thank You for filling me with Your peace and easing my burdens. May Your name be glorified. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.