One of my friends was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Although she prayed and trusted God for her upcoming surgery, she realized she was trying to cope with all the minor details, the irritating and frustrating side effects by herself.
Yet God is capable of handling details along with the big stuff. God asks us to trust Him enough to bring all our cares and concerns to Him. Many of us tend to divide life into problems we think we should handle ourselves and problems we think are perhaps worthy of God’s attention. We seem to believe only big things should be brought to God for His intervention.
Sometimes we question why illness and disease happens to us. As I prayed one day the following words helped me.
My ways are not your ways, nor My thoughts your thoughts,
yet My ways aren’t difficult either.
Bring all your concerns and burdens to Me, and leave them at My feet,
then your days will be brighter and your heart will not be heavy.
Cast your cares upon Me for I do care for you.
You experience My caring many times,
yet sometimes you still hesitate to come with all your problems.
I am your Friend, One who will hold your hand all the way.
The Amplified Bible says in 1 Peter 5:7 “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”.
Have you taken all your concerns to the Counselor and Healer today?
What has He said to you?
Rose Spillenaar Harmer was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario and is a retired marriage and family therapist. She speaks on subjects related to prayer, spirituality, marriage, family and mental health. Her travels take her throughout North America and she winters in Cape Coral, FL. Her published works include a short biography in Clayton’s Kids and a column “Listening” which will be part of a forth-coming book.