1 Peter 5: 7 [KJV] Casting all your cares upon him; for he careth for you.

The word “care” is translated from the Greek word “MERIMNA”, it means worries or concerns or anxieties. It also means distractions. Life itself brings pressure; pressure to have, pressure to become, pressure to do something etc; and when all these pressures are unchecked or not controlled, then comes worry.

If you get worried about everything, you would die in worry. You will worry to death. Worry comes when a desire that is precious to you cannot be ignored and if desires are not handled well, they turn to worries of life; Jesus himself warns about worries of life.

Matthew 6: 25 [KJV] – Therefore take no thought saying What shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the Gentiles seek: for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

The word “take no thought” means “do not worry”. You have a right to desire good things, to desire money, to desire good job, to desire good marriage and every good thing of this life; but you don’t have a right to worry over them.

Philippians 4: 6 [KJV] – Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God.

Pressure is good in itself; it depends on how you handle your pressure. The positive way to handle pressure is to let pressure lead you to prayer and to rejoice over the present situation; but pressure becomes negative when it leads you to worries and anxieties rather than prayer and rejoicing.


CONFESSION – I rejoice in the Lord always. My hope are not in things created but in God is gives all things richly to enjoy. I have all things in abundance and worry does not live in my system. Glory to God!

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