Weekly Devotional 8/24/16: Weighed Down by the Cares of Life?

WEIGHT ON GUMMY MAN


“Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you, casting the whole of your care on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. (1Peter 5:6-7 Amp).

What does that say again? “Humble yourselves, casting all of your care.” Both of those thoughts are one and the same sentence. They are not separate actions, but the same action carried out to its ultimate end. According to God’s Word, the best way to humble ourselves is to “cast all of our care” upon Him – to recognize and admit that we are not capable of bearing it or finding solutions for it.

That’s a far cry from what most of the world thinks about the meaning of humility. Most people seem to think that being “humble” means that they are willing and even glad to carry all their own problems and burdens – willing to suffer with them – willing to have to find solutions for them on their own. Most of the world thinks that a humble person will not strive to make things easier on himself.

But God’s definition of the humble man is exactly opposite. If we want to be truly “humble” as God defines humility, we must decide that we will not carry our own burdens or work out the solutions to them. Rather, we will cast them into His loving hands and rejoice in being care-free and unburdened.

After all, He has promised that He “will perfect that which concerns us.”  (Psalms 138:8).

 

 

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