We’re looking at 5 Reasons Why We Don’t Experience a Light Burden. We’ve started by examining if we’re carrying a yoke that isn’t ours. We ended the last post with saying we need to cast our cares on the Lord.
How can you do this?
Here’s three steps to cast your cares upon the Lord.
- Start with “He Cares for You”. Because He cares for you, you can trust Him. 1 Peter 5:7
- Allow His perfect love to cast out all fear. 1 John 4:14-16
- With Prayer, Petition, Thanksgiving present your burdens to God. Philippians 4:6-8
Casting your cares on the Lord involves a trading of your present anxious thoughts with thoughts of Him, of His love, His care, His character and His sure promises.
It’s not at a superficial level. You must replace the thoughts at the level of your heart.
That sometimes takes time. It’s a discipline. And one that’s worth the effort.
You don’t just struggle trying to cast your cares. Taking hold of Him and focusing your mind on Him will force the cares out.
Take time to soak.
You can get rid of cares at any time by taking the time, effort and concentration to enter His presence and letting your mind focus on Him rather than the problems.
Do it daily.
And you can totally change your life by coming to know and believe His love and mercy and willingness to hear you and help at every time of need.
Carry only what God tells you to. That is all that is asked of you.
Next time we’ll move onto a second reason we may not be carrying a light load. If you check out 5 Reasons We Don’t Carry a Light Load you’ll know what it is.