HOW TO CAST YOUR CARES ASIDE [FAITH EPISODE]
Cast your cares upon Him, for He cares for you. -1 Peter 5:7
About A Confident Spirit, Our Quick-Hit, Faith-Focused Episodes:
A confident spirit is our bonus weekly confidence podcast that is meant to bring you a brief, but a deep blessing to your confidence growth. In these micro episodes, you’ll get a quick hit of confidence coaching for your soul. These episodes are faith-based and intended to help you with clear and practical ways to fill your soul with confidence as you grow in your relationship with God. For me, the core and essence of all my confidence comes from Him. It is God who freed me from my insecurities, who fills me with worth as a daughter of the king, and who gives me the gift to walk in peace and joy all the days of my life. If you want to grow a more confident spirit, these faith-focused episodes are for you … let’s dive in, shall we?
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK:
We are bombarded by reasons to worry.
How do we actually not live with the weight of worry?
VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Matthew 6:25-27 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?” (NIV)
“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life – whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? (NLT)
PRAYER OF THE WEEK:
Lord, what a gift that You give us in Jesus, whose burden is light and yoke is easy. We confess that ours doesn’t feel that way and we thank You for being our hope. Forgive us for letting worry steal from our lives and from our faith and trust in You. We let it go. We give it to you. Thank you for taking our worries, our anxieties, our fears … all that is unknown in our hearts and granting us permission to walk in peace.
It is hard, Lord, to let go. Please hold our hands tightly, that we might be reminded throughout the day today of Your presence, Your power and Your plan for our lives. Because we trust in You we walk in safety, in the refuge, and in peace.
The world will continue to challenge us, distract us and pull us from You. We pray that You keep our hearts humble and our eyes fixed on You, that we might remember we are not responsible for the things bigger than us, the things out of our control, the things that are higher than our human thoughts. Our hearts hurt with the unknown, the fears and the burden, but Lord, we praise You for You are our healer, our salvation, our hope, and our strength. We know that you are a good God and a good, good Father and that you work all things together for those who love You. Give us faith to trust what You say and to turn our cares over to you each day, each hour and each minute. We thank You for the gift it is to walk with peace alongside still waters and green pastures with You by our side, no matter what is going on in our lives.
Thank you Lord, in Jesus’ Name, Amen