Every Friday the prompt goes up and #fmfparty slows down. We breathe out our hearts, sharing the hurts and the joys and splitting hearts and words wide open. Come join us? During the month of October, I’ll be doing my darn best to fit the FMF prompt (today’s is CARE) with 31 Days: Every Story Matters.
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7, NLT
We carry a lot of things every day. Laundry up the stairs, homework on the way to class, worries for tomorrow.
Maybe you’re reading this mid-morning and you’ve already picked up your responsibilities for the day. Or it’s lunch time and you’re heading towards social media where you’ll pick up another expectation to carry around. There are expectations, promises, truths and lies that we carry with us each day and it’s really just time to release them all.
All of these cares that we carry fit perfectly in the hands of the One who really cares. His plate isn’t too full; His hands aren’t too small.
It sounds so cliché but it’s worth saying any way:
He cares about your cares.
I don’t mean all the happy things, although yes, those too. I’m talking about the things you’re carrying that weigh you down, the worries and the sorrows and the stress of what tomorrow – the next minute, hour, day, week – might bring. Your troubles and cares and problems? He cares about those.
And when we place our cares (concerns, anxiety, troubles) into His loving care, we can rest secure. I’ve written it before but it’s worth saying (and reminding myself) again:
I want to release the things I daily pick up so that my hands are empty, ready to hold the hands of another and walk through life together.
That’s community. The counting of gifts and releasing of worries, the walking together every day.
Today and the next, may we wake up and let go so that our hands may be open, ready to walk through life with one another.