Summary: God wants to carry our burdens and cares for us!
I WILL CAST MY CARES ON YOU
1PET 5 VS 5-7
1 Peter 5:5-7 (NKJV)
5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble."
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,
7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Mark 4:35-41 (NKJV)
35 On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, "Let us cross over to the other side."
36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him.
37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling.
38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?"
39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
40 But He said to them, "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?"
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, "Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!"
** I LIKE READING THE STORIES IN THE BIBLE WHERE GOD CAME TO THE RESCUE OF HIS PEOPLE AND DISPLAYED HIS GREAT POWER DON’T YOU?? BUT IF WE STOP AND THINK ABOUT IT, THE PEOPLE IN THE STORIES HAD TO UNDERGO GREAT BATTLES/CARES FOR US TO HAVE THOSE STORIES DIDN’T THEY?? IF WE WERE TO GO UP TO THE 3 HEBREW BOYS AND SAY MAN I AM GLAD YOU HAD TO GO INTO THE FIERY FURNACE—THEY WOULD LOOK AT YOU OR EVEN TELL YOU—YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR MIND!! BUT WITH EVERY GREAT TRIAL, GOD CONTINUES TO SHOW UP TO “SHOW OFF” NOT ONLY TO US, BUT TO OUR ENEMY ALSO!! WHAT ABOUT JOSEPH, IF WE WERE TO GO UP TO HIM AND SAY, I AM GLAD THAT YOUR FAMILY SOLD YOU INTO SLAVERY, POTIPHER’S WIFE LIED ABOUT YOU AND HAD YOU THROWN INTO PRISON, SO I COULD WITNESS GOD’S FAITHFULNESS—WHAT DO YOU THINK HE WOULD SAY?? OR DANIEL, OR NOAH, OR ELIJAH… ECT.
**MAY I SAY, GOD IS WANTING TO WRITE A LOVE STORY ABOUT YOU TODAY THROUGH YOUR STORMS, STRUGGLES AND TRIALS!!
1. C – STANDS FOR COMPASSION: GOD WANTS TO EXHIBIT HIS COMPASSION TO US:
Deuteronomy 30:1-6 (NKJV)
1 "Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the LORD your God drives you,
2 and you return to the LORD your God and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul,
3 that the LORD your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the LORD your God has scattered you.
4 If any of you are driven out to the farthest parts under heaven, from there the LORD your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you.
5 Then the LORD your God will bring you to the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it. He will prosper you and multiply you more than your fathers.
6 And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.
2 Chronicles 30:9 (NKJV)
9 For if you return to the LORD, your brethren and your children will be treated with compassion by those who lead them captive, so that they may come back to this land; for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn His face from you if you return to Him."
Psalm 86:15 (NKJV)
15 But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, Longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.
Matthew 9:36 (NKJV)
36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.
2. A – AUTHORITY: COMPASSION WITHOUT AUTHORITY MEANS VERY LITTLE, BUT WE SERVE THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB- THE ONE IN WHO ALL POWER AND AUTHORITY BELONGS:
Matthew 28:18 (NKJV)
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.