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Harvest Daily with Greg Laurie - Nov. 3, 2006

Cast Your Cares on Him


Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

—1 Peter 5:6–7


God is not only interested in the big things that concern you; He is interested in the little things too.  Sometimes we may think, This problem is too small to bother God with.  God is only interested in big things.  But God really is interested in the little things that trouble us.  The Bible says that He knows about the little sparrow that falls to the ground (see Matthew 10:29).  He knows how many hairs we have on our heads.


A verse I love from the Book of Psalms is: “You number my wanderings; put my tears into Your bottle; are they not in Your book?” (Psalm 56:8).  This verse is saying that God knows every tear you shed.  God knows what is troubling you right now.  He cares about the prayers of the smallest children as much as He cares about the prayers of their parents or their grandparents.  That is why the Bible says, “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).


Many times when we are going through times of trial or times of hardship, we can’t see God.  Nor can we feel God.  But God sees us.  And as Proverbs 15:3 reminds us, “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.”  The Bible also tells us that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, lives to make intercession for us (see Hebrews 7:25).  The Scripture is essentially saying that Jesus Christ is pulling for you right now.  He is interceding for you.  You might even say that He is praying for you.  He is paying attention.  He cares for you.


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