Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7
Pridefully, we want to take everything life throws at us into our own hands. Ironically, the bible teaches us that it is when we realize that we are not strong enough, but recognize our weaknesses, take a position under “the mighty hand of God” that we find strength. When we lower ourselves under God, knowing he can wisely and powerfully handle what we can’t that he will lift us up! Pride will ultimately get us down. Humility will ultimately lift us up – or better said, God will lift us up!
One way we humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God is by “casting all our anxieties on him.” We entrust him not only to take care of the big stuff of life but all the small stuff too – “all” of our anxieties. We can do this knowing he “cares”! He knows us and loves us more than we have the capacity to understand.
Let’s humbly trust the One who cares about us with everything in life knowing his mighty hand will take care of it!