Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7)
And Jesus said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; remain here and keep watch.” (Mark 14:34)
Jesus cast his burdens and anxiety on God in the Garden of Gethsemane. Regardless, he sweat drops of blood? Why?
Whatever “casting your burden” on God means, it does not mean the removal of the emotional and physical experience of stress.
So, what does “casting your burdens on God” do for us?
There was a time, when hiking with my young sons, when they wanted me to carry their backpacks. But instead of carrying their load, I used it as an opportunity to teach. I taught them how to adjust their backpacks for greater comfort and how to carry the weight with the correct posture. I bought them good hiking shoes and told them when to rest. I always provided them words of encouragement, reminding them of my love and confidence that they could carry the load.
The same is true with God. He teaches us to carry our burdens, though he doesn’t always remove them. He uses our burdens as an opportunity to teach. He provides the closeness of prayer, joy of fellowship, refreshing from his Word and presence of the Holy Spirit to carry our own backpack.
Note the juxtaposition of Peter’s words: “be humble” verses “cast your anxiety.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, David Zuccolotto