Courtnaye is a Christian blogger who loves writing to help women grow in their walk with the Lord. It's all about real talk, real issues, and real life in the faith! Don't miss out on her weekly posts every Monday at 7:30am on www.insideoutwithcourtnaye.org
For you to click onto this post, where are you today, sis? Are you worried about something? Are you afraid? How about sad or disappointed? Wherever you are on this topic, I don’t believe you’re reading these words by chance. God wants you to surrender all of your worries and cares to Him.
Here’s a verse that I want you to speak out loud, apply, and embrace today. Psalm 55:22 says, “Cast your cares upon the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” In other words, as hard as it may be or seem right now, cast your cares upon the Lord and stand your ground. Keep the faith no matter what and believe in His keeping and strengthening power.
Again, as hard as it may be…cast it. Give all of your cares, doubts, fears, and thoughts to Him. Release them. Don’t ponder on them. Because not only does the Lord care about everything that concerns you, He is in control. It’s not your burden to carry any longer.
It’s totally okay to put it all on His HUGE shoulders. Truth is, He can handle it way better than you can, sis. So let Him sustain you. Let Him carry you. Remember, His Word promises that He will.
I want to prep you ahead of time that this will be a loaded post full of Scriptures, because they are what will help you beyond this blog post. Yet, before I give you those powerful and comforting verses, I want to give you a little bit of practical loving guidance.
I know when life gets heavy or negative or fearful thoughts invade your mind, it’s normal to run away with your emotions for a bit. But I beckon you from one sister to another, try to rise above it. Now, don’t get me wrong. If you’re dealing with something really heavy such as loss, it is completely normal to cry, grieve, curl up in a ball for a moment, because when things like that happen, God knows exactly where you are in that moment. But I also want to encourage you to rest in the comfort of others as well as in His BIG supernatural arms. Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:4, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Another thing that I want to add here is this; be careful not to allow the enemy, Satan to rob you of your peace and joy in any case. Remember he’s a thief. Your breakthrough will be dependent upon you resisting his notions, staying close to Jesus, knowing that the Lord is with you, and finding strength and encouragement through prayer and in God’s Word.
Now, since I mentioned God’s Word, let’s talk more about those loaded Scriptures relating to casting your cares upon the Lord regarding…
Fear - If you have negative or fearful thoughts weighing you down, speak these verses:
Worry - Here are a few great verses to remember and obey to experience peace of mind…
Discouragement – Feeling downcast, defeated, low, sad, or discouraged, grab these nuggets…
Adversity – As you’re doing what God has called you to do, expect opposition and adversity…
If you are in any of these places or beyond, this is how you cast your cares upon the Lord, literally. It really all boils down to trust and obeying, sis. That’s where the power, peace, and deliverance are obtained. So fight to trust Him…in spite of what you’re feeling, thinking, or encountering. Isaiah 26:4 says, “Trust in the Lord always for the Lord is the eternal Rock.” He’s pretty strong and solid! But not only that, He can be trusted. ;-)
Remember, Jesus is coming back soon! And those who endure unto the end shall be saved. So let’s be ready from the Inside Out!
QUESTION: Where are you today, sis? Are you struggling with something at the moment? Need prayer? If so, comment here or you can email me directly at [email protected]. I look forward to joining you in prayer. Talk to you soon!
ALSO, just want to encourage you to grab my NEW book, “IDENTIFIED: Knowing Who You Are in Christ & Moving Forward in Your Purpose!” ORDER IT TODAY right here on Amazon.com! And if you already have it and have read it, please give me a REVIEW on Amazon.com. Thanks so much in advance.
*Tune in every Monday at 7:30am for new posts, “Like” my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/InsideOutWCourtnaye), and follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/InOutwCourtnaye. Also, share this blog with friends, family, co-workers, or your women’s group or ministry. I’d love to stay connected and help more women grow in the Lord! Thanks again and may God be with you!