There are two things to discuss here. The Lord does want you to hand over all your problems to Him, and he does not want you to worry. We read in 1 Peter 5:6-7, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” It takes humility to truly cast your cares upon the Lord, to be under His MIGHTY HAND. It takes humility to admit that you are helpless and you need the Lord to take care of you. How wonderful it is to know that the Lord does want to take care of you. As the Lord was preparing His disciples to carry on in His physical absence, He says to them in John 14:18, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” The Lord made provision for the care of His people. He said in John 14:16, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.” This comforter, of course, is the Holy Spirit who was sent to lead believers in this life. The Lord even promises that He would come back for His people. His great words of comfort, words that should remove their worries are found in John 14:1-3, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

The One who has invited us to give Him all our cares has also promised His enduring presence in our lives. Hebrews 13:5 says, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Christ, who is our high priest, is moved by our sorrows and trials. We are told in Hebrews 4:15, “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” Whatever it is you are going through, the Lord Jesus can relate to it, and he is “touched with the feeling of our infirmities.” It matters to Him what happens to us!

The Lord does not want us to worry, be afraid, or be anxious. Philippians 4:6-7 says, “BE CAREFUL FOR NOTHING; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” When we honestly pray for everything with a thankful heart, the peace of God will keep, or watch over, our hearts and minds. We have the words of David in Psalm 34:4, “I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” David had fears or worries. He sought, or petitioned, the Lord and was delivered from ALL his fears. Proverbs 12:25 tells us that “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down.” (NASB) We should not, and do not have to toil under the burden of our cares and worries. Faith will drive out fear. Faith will activate us to pray about our cares and cast them upon the Lord.

Whatever it is that concerns us, we should trust the Lord’s love, His will, and His power. Deuteronomy 3:22 tells us, “Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you.” I want to include a couple more important verses for you to consider in this struggle of yours. Psalm 56:11 says, “In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.” Have you fully put your trust in the Lord? As a believer on the Lord Jesus Christ, you have trusted Him for your eternal life, can’t you trust Him for the trials and perils of earthly life? I trust these thoughts have helped you so that you might be able to say as we read in Hebrews 13:6, “THE LORD IS MY HELPER, AND I WILL NOT FEAR WHAT MAN SHALL DO UNTO ME.” (228.10)