The body wasn’t built for stress, that’s why it crumbles when we spend time worrying; migraines, high bps, stomach upsets, depression etc. Personally, my appetite shuts down when I’m worrying or stressed out about something. I would go for days looking normal but despising food and not feeling hungry even as much as I try to haunt out the foodie in me. I don’t eat and I lose weight, loads of weight when I let issues hold my mind captive. I also realize that I tend to need regular puffs from an inhaler when I sink into the lowest ebb of worry.
‘Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.’ 1 Peter 5:7(AMP)
God never intended for us to carry our burdens, that’s why we fall when we insist on worrying, because we are carrying so much more than we were designed to hold. Our body wasn’t built for stress. We’re carrying on our shoulders what God has told us is His to carry, and because we aren’t built for all that weight, most often than not, we crumble under it in one form of illness/mental breakdown or another. Cast all your burdens on God, don’t worry if you’ve given Him too much to carry, keep throwing them at Him, that’s one of His self-assigned job descriptions. Cast ALL your cares, not some on Him. He’s got you. Cast can also be described as throwing something forcefully, so you see, we’re not to be gentle with the problems, we’re to throw them at Him, like yank them off ourselves/our minds and fling at Him… not my words, His! That's what He's asked us to do.
I’m trying to ease into that life of not worrying. It’s not the easiest thing in the world to do, not worrying… Na! It’s hard to not worry, but it’s so beautiful when I don’t. In those moments that I leave things to God, and take my mind off worrying, I feel lighter and then suddenly, I begin to see results. It’s not magic, it’s God!
I still worry most of the time, but with each new challenge, I learn that this God, this one who says He’s my Father and calls Himself my friend and says He loves me more than I could ever think is the perfect burden bearer, the perfect comforter I can ‘ugly’ cry to, the perfect counsel that advises on what to do, and the perfect arm that gives me rest over whatever issue. With each new burden I throw at Him after life has thrown its challenges at me, I am made to realize that He’s truly got me.
God’s got me, He’s got you too!
Remember... ‘Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.’ 1 Peter 5:7(AMP)