Driving into work this morning, I had this great awareness of God’s love for me and how He is my strength in life. I thought back to my friend Patsy’s post I read earlier this morning about how no matter how small (or big) others may think our cares and concerns are, God wants me to cast those cares on Him.

Philippians 4:6 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (NIV).

Psalm 55:22 says, “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee.”

1 Peter 5:7 says, “Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you.”

“The Maker” by Chris August started playing on the radio, and instead of just blindly singing along, I let the words fill and refresh my soul. The Lord has made everything and everything is beautiful, and in Genesis, it says God made us in His image. He longs to have a relationship with us. He loves us with an everlasting love, and because of that love, I can walk in confidence.

That doesn’t mean that my life is perfect, or that I have it all together, or that I don’t have problems and cares, but I have Someone who cares for me and who tells me to lay my burdens at His feet. I have a friend who will carry my burdens and cares for me, so that I can focus my attention on loving and serving Him instead of worrying about and stressing over things in my life.

The next song that played is one of my all-time favorites “I Have to Believe” by Rita Springer. “I have to believe that He knows my pain … I have to lift up my hands to worship, to worship His name.” I just have to believe that He will work it all out in His way and in His time. I pray that you and I today will realize that the Maker loves us … that He is concerned about our cares and He wants us to give them over to Him.

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