Cast Your Cares On God

Sunday August 8, 2021

Dr. Richard L. Hamm

One thing humanity has in common is burdens. This world if full of burdens to be carried. Burdens have no respect of persons. Sorrow and trouble comes to everyone. Job declared in dealing with his own burdens. “For man is born for trouble, As the sparks fly upward” (Job 5:7) and “Man, who is born of woman, is short-lived and full of turmoil” (14:1). The question is not, do you have burdens but how do you handle the burdens you face? As a follower of Christ, you have the promises of God to rely upon and appropriate in every situation in your life. When facing trials too great to bear, God invites you to “cast your burdens and cares upon Him.” He will bear the weight of your need and will sustain you in every situation. One of Jesus’ many invitations to those in need is recorded in Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give your rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls, For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” As you navigate through life, you have to move from despair, to complaint, to confidence in God through Jesus Christ the Lord. Your development and maturity moves you from despair to trust that Jesus Christ will free you from your insurmountable burdens and give you rest, peace, and the Holy Sprit to lead you victoriously through life. It is time for you to begin casting your cares upon God and entering into your rest.