by Yvette van Niekerk
Are you carefree?
1 Peter 5: 7 (NIV)
7 “Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.” Rumour has it the company is going to “downsize” a little; they want to get rid of some “deadwood.” As you walk to your desk and switch on your computer, you see an email from Human Resources. Appoint has been forwarded to you to come and see them.
You feel your heart skip a beat, the first thing jumping into your mind is “I can’t afford to lose my job.” The meeting was to see if there are any other possible positions you can occupy as your area has become “redundant.” Feeling sick to the core, you leave the office and get home, your family so happy to see you. They have no idea what your “anxieties” are. You pretend to be happy and cheerful, but you feel so frightened and worried. Instead of sitting down and praying about your situation, you sit and worry about it, and you are starting to make plans because how will you provide for your family? How? The Lord invites us to take every care of Him.
O Lord, we thank you for yet another opportunity in coming to You in humble prayer. You know the lives we lead and understand our desperate fate. As we cast our anxieties onto You today, please help us in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.