Got Trouble?

031115_Got_TroubleHere is one thing I can tell you without ever having met you. No matter who you are, or where you live, at this point in your life, you are either in trouble, just coming out of trouble, or on your way into trouble. I’m sure I am right. And I am not even a prophet!  I know so because earth is fallen and the devil is real. 

But do not despair. Do not be afraid either. Divine help is available. Listen to these encouraging words from 1 Peter 5:6-7….

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

You will have trouble in this world, but God does not want trouble to have you. He does not want you to be overcome by worries and anxieties. He doesn’t want you depressed, or defeated. And that’s why He invites you to “cast” your troubles upon Him.

The word translated “casting” in this verse means “to throw upon; to unload.”  So, instead of you dealing with your troubles yourself, in your strength, God asks that you “throw all your care [the whole of your care, all your anxieties, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him! He invites you to say to Him, “Here, God, You handle this, all of this, because I can’t.” 

Now, why does God want you to cast your all of your cares upon Him and let Him deal with them for you? Peter gives us two reasons.  Firstly, because,  “He cares for you.” In this verse, the word translated “care” is mérimna, and it means “to be anxious about” or “to be concerned.” God does not worry, and He is never anxious, but if He could be, it would be right to say that He is worried about you and extremely concerned about your welfare.  

The second reason God wants you to give Him your troubles is because He knows He is more than able to handle any problem you put in His hands.  His hands, the verse says, are  “mighty.” This speaks of His “great and impressive strength and power.”  With so much strength and power at His disposal, God has far more than He needs to carry your load. 

Child of God, in this world you will have trouble, but do not let trouble have you. When trouble comes, learn to hear the voice of your Heavenly Father beckoning you to cast all of your cares upon Him. Then, humble yourself by giving Him your troubles. Drop them off at His doorsteps. Place them firmly in His hands. Let Him have them, every last one of them, knowing He loves you infinitely.

And since you also know His hands are mighty, you can be confident He is more than able to take care of you.  At the  right time, just like the verse says,  God will exalt you.  Just like He promised.

3 Comments on “Got Trouble?”

  1. Am so blessed by this message, especially that of the 2nd paragraph which says, “You will have trouble in this world, but God does not want trouble to have you”., So so true. Thank you Bishop.

  2. Thank you BISHOP. Encouraging.lifting,this is what the Church need,the Body of Christ and the world.

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