“Casting all your care upon Him — because He cares for you!” 1 Peter 5:7
How full of soothing and repose are these words! Where, in the world’s wilderness, grows the flower of heart’s-ease, as it blooms and blossoms here!
What cares have they lightened,
and anxieties have they removed!
What burdens have they unclasped,
and springs of joy and comfort and hope have they unsealed in many a sad and oppressed heart!
But do you not, beloved reader, need to be put in constant remembrance of this divine secret . . .
of rest, amid toil;
repose, amid disquietude;
soothing, amid corroding cares;
of confidence and hope, in the midst of change and troubles?
Bewildered and oppressed by the multitude of anxious thoughts within you — is there not a danger of being so absorbed by the care — as to overlook the Caretaker? Is there not a danger to forget the heart’s ease — in the overwhelming of the heart’s anxiety?
“Casting all your care upon Him — because He cares for you!”
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Something to ponder
John Newton: “A daily portion of both comforts and crosses, each one the most suitable to our case–is adjusted by the hand which was once nailed to the cross for us!”
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