The Chicken In The Oven

30th May

Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.”

1 Peter 5:7

When you are praying, are your thoughts distracted by the problems and worries that await you? Are you carrying burdens and weights that are pulling you down? If that is you, then know God is for you and cares about you so so much.

Sometimes, our worries and problems can cause such big distractions in our lives, that it affects our sleep, our relationships, and our walk with God if we allow it. It is like the picture of someone being in church, listening to God’s words, or joining in with worship, yet their heart is so distracted and consumed with thinking about the roast chicken in the oven, waiting for them when they get home. They are so distracted, that they miss out on what God is saying and doing. So it is with our lives, when we allow our cares and worries to blind us to the reality of the great God we serve.

Peter knew, all too well of these distractions and encouraged the believers to not let their cares and worries get in the way of their relationship with God. He knew the importance of letting go, of giving his worries and cares to God. Not only does God care about every small detail of our worries and cares, but He is more than able and capable to help us get through them. Your cares are in safe hands. Give them to God. Write them down if need be. But don’t hold on to them. They will weigh you down. They will become a distraction for you. Give them to Jesus and trust that He cares about YOU!

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