Friday, April 8, 2011

Casting Cares

When I was in college I had quite a few dreams about Tidal Waves coming in and taking my campus (which was located right on the ocean) out to sea.  After some time I realized that these dreams would happen when I was feeling overwhelmed in life, either with school, friends, or work.   Over the years I have had the same dream and it always happens during stressful times.  It's a very clear sign to me that I am trying to do things in my own strength and not trusting in God the way He wants me to.

Last night I had the dream once again. Although this time the tidal wave took over all of Southern California.  When I woke up, and calmed myself down, I realized that I had some praying to do.  In my life, I pray about many things but I still carry the burdens.  I still am trying in my own strength to make my life work in the way that seems best.  In my own strength I just can't do it anymore and the dream was my reminder. 

The bible says in 1 Peter 5:7   "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 

We weren't meant to carry all these worries and stresses by ourself.  God wants to carry them for us so that we can feel free to be who He wants us to be.  How can we be in the position to give to others if we are so bogged down with our own burdens.  That is why God should carry them for us.  We can cast them into his care and trust Him to work them out.