When I first read our verse of the day, I couldn’t help but think of the old days when my dad would take us kids fishing. Four of us drifted along in a little wooden boat under the Marathon bridge in the Florida Keys. Dad would cast the net over the side for bait fish as my brothers, and I did our best not to get our fish hooks caught in each other’s hair.
Our verse of the day comes from 1 Peter 5:6-7.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
Let’s break it down.
We’re told to humble ourselves under God’s hand. The Lord is sovereign. In those moments when we feel anxious, and we have those moments, some days more than others, we are told to cast those anxieties on him, but we must do it humbly, not pridefully.
The word cast in Greek means to “throw upon.”
Who is “him?” The Lord.
Why? Because he cares for us.
We have a heavenly Father who truly cares for us and about us. Rather than look to things, devices, people, or addictive substances to ease our anxieties, we should humble ourselves and cast our anxieties on the one who knows all and cares for us. The Lord is perfect in every way. We need not worry when we are resting in his arms.