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I love this verse. Sometimes we think that God is too big and important to care about our problems, but nothing could be further than the truth. Here is 1 Peter 5:7 in several different versions:
Turn all your anxiety over to God because he cares for you (God's Word)
Give all your worries to him, because he cares for you (Easy to Read Version)
Leave all your worries with him, because he cares for you (Good News Translation)
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you (New International Version)
The language is very active - turn, give, leave and cast imply active. Giving your anxiety, worries and cares to God is not a passive thing. It's not just telling God about your worries - it's giving them to him and not taking them back. There is nothing too big or too small to give God. What are you worried about? Your studies? Your family? A friend? A test? Feeling alone? Being bullied? A bad diagnosis? Financial worries? Give them to God because HE CARES ABOUT YOU!
I am having a medical procedure today which makes me really anxious. I woke up during the night last week worrying about it so I prayed and gave it to God. He gave me his peace that passes all understanding. I'm still not looking forward to it, but I can sleep at night and I'm not stressed out.
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