Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7
I read a blog entry the other day where a woman was talking about casting all of our cares and burdens on the Lord. She looked up the definition of cast and this is what she found -
to hurl: throw forcefully
As I was driving home the other I day I got to thinking about that. See, the problem for us is that we tend to cast things like a fishing rod. We reach back, throw it out with a little flip of the wrist, and then as soon as we feel a little tug or tension we reel it back in.
I'm pretty sure that's not what He meant.
Lord Jesus, help us, teach us what it truly means to cast, hurl, throw forcefully, shed, get rid of all our burdens and cares and give them to You. Because even though we can't grasp it or understand it, You do care for us. We want to experience true freedom that can only come from You. In order to do that we have to learn to surrender everything that we are clinging to.... to empty our hands.