Summary: Jesus was crucified and His blood was shed so that we would not have to be burdened by the cares of this world.
Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
The New International version writes it this way
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
When I saw this verse. I had to read it 2 or 3 times then I understood what the Lord was saying and it stopped all the lies of the enemy from operating in my life. I was very excited that I could cast all my anxiety, all my worries and all my cares onto Jesus and I am to do that because He cares for us all.
God does not care for me alone He loves us all and therefore He cares for everyone on of us equally. The same way He loves us is the same way that He cares for us.
God who is Love does care for us all.
Looking at another translation it written this way
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you - NLT
Throw all your worry on Him, because he cares for you - ISV
Turn all your anxiety over to God because he cares for you - GW
Jesus Christ through his servant Peter is saying to us to give all our anxieties, our worries and our care to him alone. For us to be in peace we should take that step of faith by giving it all to Him and looking at the scripture we are to give ALL the worries and cares to him and not to hold any back.
Give all our anxieties to Him
Give all our worries to Him
Give all our cares to Him.
Definition of ALL
- The whole amount
- As much as possible
- All manner of hardship
Jesus does not want us to have any form of anxiety and this is why he says to us that we are to give it all to him. We are not tolerate anxiety and worry in this realm that we are living in. Jesus said so in John 16:33
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Jesus has done it all and we are to be of good cheer instead of been anxious. Being of good cheer will cause us to trust in Him like He said in the book of Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Therefore in casting all our anxiety or cares onto Him we are to
1. Trust in the LORD
2. Lean not on your own understanding
3. In all our ways we are to submit to Him
4. And by submitting to Him he will make our paths straight.
Having faith in God will cause to cast all our anxiety on him
Having faith in God will cause us to submit to his will for our lives.
The meaning of cast
- Throw something forcefully in a specified direction
- To turn
So, Jesus is saying to us all that we are to throw or turn and even direct all our anxiety or cares unto Him. He loves us that much he is waiting for us to give it all to him and not hold anything back, we are to cast it all to Him and not to man. We are to look to Jesus only because the word of God says so in Psalms 146:3
Do not put your trust in princes,
Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.
And also in Jeremiah 17:5
Thus says the Lord:
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man
And makes flesh his strength,
Whose heart departs from the Lord.
And in Psalms 118:8
It is better to trust in the Lord
Than to put confidence in man.
The LORD wants us to put our trust in Him alone and not to trust in man, for our help comes from Him only. There is not much that man can do for us But God who is our creator is able to do the impossible in our lives as we choose to trust him with all our heart.
Philippians 4:6-7 says
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. NIV