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Read Introduction to 1 Peter

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”


for you

God has our well-being at heart. He takes a personal interest in everything about us.

The Greek indicates that God’s care for us is constant. His faithfulness is unending and eternal. His faithful mercy is new every morning (Lamentations 3:21-23). No matter how fickle life may be, God’s faithfulness is new every morning.


God has us at heart.


The One who upholds the very universe cares for you. Your burdens matter to Him. He has a deep interest in you. He is concerned about your family. He is interested in your next house payment. He is concerned about everything you do.

God will give you an ear. He has plenty of time for you. “I could never lose interest in you. I died for you. I have too much invested in you to lose interest in you. My work in you will never complete until you are in glory.”

We often get the impression from our doctor that he is not that interested in us; he is too busy. The office is busy, and he wants to knock off at five o’clock if he can. He runs his patients in and out like an assembly line. He wants to get rid of us. We feel we are only a number — just another patient. He does not care about us personally. After all, it is not his arm that hurts. It is not his gall bladder that has a problem.

Similarly, the devil insinuates, “The Lord is not interested in you. You don’t amount to anything as far as He is concerned. You are no one. He is not concerned about you. He is too busy to bother with you.”

“But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinks upon me” (Psalm 40:17).

I suppose this is what concerns God’s people the most. We would like to have others take an interest in us. Negligence is what bugs some teens. No one seems to be interested in them. Children sometimes get the impression that their parents aren’t interested in them: “My parents are only interested in my oatmeal and underwear. I am here, and there is not much they can do about it. I am inconvenient to them, and I get on their nerves. They don’t care about me.”

If children grow up with that attitude, they often do something to get attention. They will steal a car or fail in school. They may do a little shoplifting. “I’m here. I’m a person. See me.” Everyone likes to be noticed. You are a human being, a person, and an individual. No one wants to be ignored. Our God cares for us if no one else does.

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered” (Matthew 10:30).

Though we cannot cast our anxiety over to God in the sense of being liberated from problems, we can shift the weight of them to Him. There may be instances when we say, “Why bother the Lord with them? I ought to be able to work out this problem. After all, I’m a mature adult.” Yet, you have had that problem for five years now. You are not doing much with it. Cast that care on the Lord no matter how insignificant it may appear.

However, if you insist on carrying your burdens and solving your own problems, He will leave you to your own devices. You will worry yourself to death.