“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (I Peter 5: 6-7)
Does it seem that every day we need this instruction again? It seems so easy to forget that our strength, our certainty, our provision, our success, our comfort is not dependent on a personal ability to keep it all together, to control our world and its varied variables. We are not in charge of life and responsible either for its achievements or for its failures.
Humility is our answer and God’s demand. He is Father. He is Mother. He is Governor and Keeper. He is Creator. He is the only Mind and the true Love. And He is goodness in action. We don’t worship other gods. We have learned that idols have no real power. So, we must give up the worship of our own egos. We must give up a belief that another god called “me” has the power to accomplish anything or fail to do so. Reliance on God alone shows us all that is clearly right and satisfying.
Cast your care upon the One who is care itself. Come before God with an undivided worship and trust. Let yourself be loved by Him. It is out of your hands and this is the solution to your every worry. God has the world. He requires its harmony. He is the infinite Caretaker. You can never be out of His sight or out of His hands. So willingly and joyfully humble yourselves under His might, and feel the triumph of real freedom and a glowing gratitude for this sweet and powerful release.
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