Women's Devo | October 2021

Casting All Your Cares

“Casting all your care upon Him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

When I think of the word casting, I think about fishing. When I was a young girl, mom and I would drive to the fishing pond. We would stay there for hours. There was so much peace and solitude as well as the reward of catching multiple fish.

When I first started fishing, I did not know how to bait my hook, nor how to cast the fishing pole or rod (I am still not good at casting the rod, but I can work with a fishing pole). I knew nothing about taking the fish off the hook, but after much trial and error, I got the hang of what to do. Fishing became a pleasure, I wanted to be at the pond where it was quiet and have plenty of time to meditate and think of the goodness of God. Many days I would sit there and read scriptures. Sometimes I would just quote scriptures.

One day I came across 1 Peter 5:7, where the Apostle Peter told me to cast my care on the Lord. I began to think about that one word, “cast.” He was telling me to throw, hurl or fling my cares onto the Lord. I recognized that these three words are verbs: action words. The word “throw” is telling me that I can take my cares and throw them on the Lord. He wants me to do that! He careth for me. He continually cares for all my problems and all my fears. He wants you to be at peace in the midst of all the storms of life.

You might feel like you do not know how to properly cast your cares on the Lord, but you do not have to do it a certain way, just give them to Jesus. He is willing and waiting on you, just tell him all about them. Yes! He knows everything about you, but He wants you to voice your cares. When you voice those cares, He will give you peace. Not the peace of the world, but His peace that surpasses all understanding. Therefore, my sisters, do not be afraid to get busy and throw all your cares on the Lord, for He careth for you. Then let “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 NKJV
Pastor Jacqueline Dunnom is the pastor of New Beginning Church of God in Douglas, Georgia for 20 years.  She has been married to Nathaniel Dunnom, Sr for 50 years. Pastor Dunnom and her husband have 3 children: Eustacia, Povika, and Nathaniel, Jr. Pastor Dunnom has a love for outreach ministry and winning souls to God. She also wants to encourage the Body to hold on to Christ.

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