Summary: This sermon is about how a a beleiver can enjoy a happy life by casting all his cares and worries upon the Lord who cares for us.
God wants us to cast all our care upon Him because He cares for us.We do not have to be bowed down with burdens and cares because God will bear them for us. The disciples were travelling in a boat with Jesus when they faced a fierce storm and feared for their lives.They woke up Jesus and asked ’Master dont you care that we are perishing ?’.Jesus arose and stilled the storm and then asked the disciples ’why are you fearful ? How is it that you have no faith ?’. He wanted the disciples to have faith instead of fear and panic. God wants us to have confidence in Him when we face storms in our life.
God wants us to cast all our care upon Him . He does not want us to be worried about anything .He wants us to make our requests known to Him through prayers and supplications with thanksgiving and then the peace of God which passes all understanding will rule our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus .God does not want us to live a restless life without peace. He wants us to enjoy His peace and joy even in the midst of difficult circumstances by making our requests known to Him.
God wants us to be concerned about His kingdom and His righteousness instead of being concerned about food and clothing like the ungodly peopleof this world. He is our Heavenly Father who knows all our needs. He who takes care of the birds and the flowers will surely take care of His people. When we seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness all these things shall be added to us. We need not worry about tommorow because each day has sufficicient troubles of it’s own.
God wants us to cast all our cares about health upon Him because He heals us. Hezekiah was seriously sick and he got a message from God through Isaiah that he should get ready to die from his sickness. But Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and cried to God to remember his life of truth and goodness in the sight of God. God heard his cry and sent Isaiah back with the message of healing for him. Epaproditus ,a companion of Apostle Paul was sick unto death because he had laboured so hard for God without taking good care of himself. But God had mercy on him and healed him and restored Him back. We can cast all our care about health and cure upon the Lord because He heals us.
God wants us to cast all our care about curses upon Him because He blesses us. Jabez began his life in sorrow. He lived a life of curses. But he was determined to change his destiny. He wanted to live a life of blessing. He called on God to bless Him and enlarge his territory. He wanted the hand of God to be with him. He wanted God to keep him from evil that it may not grieve him.And God granted that which he requested. God lifts the poor out of the dunghill and sets them among the princes.We need not settle for a life of failure and defeat and curses because we have a God who blesses us.