So many of us are facing really hard times. This is a time like no other.
We are carrying burdens for ourselves and our families. But The Holy Spirit reminded me today that these burdens do not “belong” to us.
Let us stop, take a moment and give them back to the One who carried them for us at the Cross and never take them back again.
Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful!
“Beloved. Do not weep, the Lion of Judah has prevailed. Do not be weighed down with the cares of this world, My Child.
You are carrying burdens too heavy for you. I have come to remind you, Little One, to cast ALL your cares upon the One who cares for you.
I know this is a very trying time, the last of the last days. But you were born for such a time as this. Run back to your First Love and let Me soothe your weary mind.
I AM right here, My Child. I have never left you. Let Me carry those burdens for you. When the righteous cry for help, your Abba Father hears and delivers you out of all your troubles.
I AM near to the brokenhearted and I save the crushed in spirit. As it is written; “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”
Be sober, be vigilant, My Child, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Resist him, steadfast in the faith. Resist the temptation to carry the burdens that he wants to place upon you. These cares will draw you away from the Truth of My Word.
The enemy is always seeking to separate Us, Beloved. He seeks to separate you in your mind and cause you to think his way.
It is a DISTRACTION to draw your heart and mind away from My Ways. Do you see, Beloved?
Let us reason together for you have the Mind of Christ. NOTHING can separate you from the Love of God in Christ Jesus.
Though you walk in the flesh, do not war after the flesh, My Child. For the weapons of your warfare are not carnal, but mighty through your God to the pulling down of strong holds.
Cast down vain imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of your God, and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
I will carry your burdens, My Child. Lay your head on My Shoulders. Let all the weight roll onto Me. Cast all your cares upon me and don’t take them back.
He who promises is faithful. Be yoked to Me for I will carry the load for you. Hold fast to the confession of your hope, Dear One, without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
Come, My Weary One. Let Us walk together and I will give you REST from every concern, every worry, every distraction, and every fear. My Freedom and Shalom Peace shall reign in your heart and mind as you keep your eyes upon Me and My Promises.
I will keep you in PERFECT PEACE, My Child, as you trust in Me alone.
Be confident of this, My Child. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate you from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus your LORD.
Whom the Son has set free is FREE indeed. I have told you these things so that in Me you may have Peace.
In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the world!”
CARES : Strong’s Greek: 3308 mérimna (see 3307 /merízō, “divide”) care, anxiety; DISTRACTION, To be drawn in different directions ;properly, a part, separated from the whole; (figuratively) worry (anxiety), dividing and fracturing a person’s being into parts. See 3309 (merimnaō). to be drawn in different directions, cf. (English ‘distraction’ and ‘curae qua) (Biblehub)
DISTRACTION : A thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else. Extreme agitation of the mind or emotions. Diversion, interruption, disturbance, intrusion, interference, obstruction, hindrance
“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” Psalm 34:17-19.
“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3.
“I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the world!” John 16:33.
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? Just as it is written, “FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE BEING PUT TO DEATH ALL DAY LONG; WE WERE CONSIDERED AS SHEEP TO BE SLAUGHTERED.” But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:35-38.
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” 1 Corinthians 15:57.
“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5.
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; and having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-6.
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 5:6-11.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry