September 13, 2017

1 Peter 5:7 (NLT) — 7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

I don’t know if you realized it or not but your response to this verse shows God how humble you are. Here is verse 6 which precedes our memory verse:

1 Peter 5:6 (NLT) — 6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.

The humble person does things God’s way. Humble means that I hold my opinions lightly. Humble means that I am willing to submit to a higher authority. A humble person says to God, “Not my will but yours be done.” A humble person has nothing to do with self pity. A humble person releases all selfishness to God. So in the case of our memory verse God’s will is that we give our cares and worries to him. His will for us is that we not be burdened down with cares and worries; that is the Devil’s will for our life. After all what kind of witness for Jesus would we be if we go around being weighed down by cares and worries. Who would want a Jesus who didn’t have the power to take care of us and give us hope in the midst of seemingly hopeless situations.

Now I realize we all have days when our cares seem to get the upper hand but we can’t live in that day after day. By worrying you are elevating your situation above the ability of God to help you. You are telling God and others that he doesn’t have what it takes to help you. If you lift up worry over God, God will not lift you up. So think about this: If your worry doesn’t lift you up out of the doldrums and God doesn’t lift you up, “you in trouble”.

So how humble are you? Is your heart confident in God?

Psalm 57:7 (NLT) — 7 My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises!

So the choice is yours. You can be proud and sigh or you can be humble and sing:)

Be Inspired Hilltop!

Comments

  1. Yep, it’s one of those “best practices” so I receive God’s promise of hearing me, soooooo fa la la la la la la la la:)