by Beatrice Jean-Baptiste
Casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7
Some plants do not grow well together, such as potatoes and cucumbers. Cucumbers choke when planted near potatoes, which is why these two vegetables should never be planted next to each other.
Like potatoes and cucumbers, worry and faith cannot coexist in the same heart. When worry is planted in the heart, it chokes out faith.
In Matthew 6: 25 – 34, Jesus tells us not to worry about what to eat or what to drink. He tells us not to be anxious about our health or about our clothing. God knows we need these things. If we seek God first, everything we need will follow.
Jesus wants to uproot worry from the garden of your heart. In order for this to be possible, He must pull out the weeds of worry, doubt, fear, and anxiety so faith can bloom. The same way a plant needs sunlight, water, and air to grow, we need to trust the Gardener of our faith with all the worries that come our way, knowing that He will provide the Sun of Righteousness, the Word of God, and the friendship of the Holy Spirit to nurture of our growth.
Today, if you feel overwhelmed, turn your worries over to Jesus because He cares and He specializes in spiritual growth.
I cast all my worries and burdens to You.
Let me grow fully with Your constant care.
In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.