Casting or throwing our care on Him is an act of humility.
Casting your care means that you know God can handle the situation.
Holding on to the care says that you can handle it yourself.
Do we have a part in casting the care on Him?
1 Peter 5:5-10 (KJV)
5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
There are two things we must do for a care to be cast on Him:
1. Cast “all” our care on Him by confessing the word, agree with God
2. Trust God with all your heart or mind
If you do not cast ALL your care on Him, then you do not believe that God cares for you!
Cares can become your sympathies and your sympathies become your way of life.
Sympathy does not fix anything, but rather, encourages fear, doubt and unbelief. It keeps you and others in the place of never receiving from God. Sympathy is an emotional obligation without the promise of God.
We should not sympathize, but faithize! I know that faithize is not a word, but for the sake of understanding, I am creating this word to illustrate what we should be using as a believer. Faith should be the basis to how we live our lives, not cares or sympathy.
God does not want you burdened.
Matthew 11:28-30 (KJV)
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Cares can be weighty and burdensome.
Burden: a burden in so far as it is borne; hence phortion, which is the Greek word for burden may be either heavy or light.
Jesus states in verse 29 that we are to take upon us His yoke and learn from Him.
What did He want us to learn? To be meek and lowly in heart. Being meek and lowly of heart simply means that we are to humble ourselves. Once we humble ourselves to the word of God; we will find rest for our souls.
1Peter 5:5, 6 tells us that we are to humble ourselves to God. In other words, it is up to us to cast the care on Him, not God.
We must agree with His word for the care to be cast on Him.
Strong’s exhaustive concordance gives us a definition, which in my opinion, is contrary to the character and principles of Gods word. I am in no way stating that what he has given as a definition does not come from a place of research and study, but, I am giving what I believe to be a Bible base definition to this word. So, I am going to give you a concept or idea of what I believe to be a more accurate definition of MEEK.
MEEK: Strong’s defines it as gentle and humble. (I agree with this definition, but he further defines that humble comes through the enemies God uses to create this humble attitude and that God is permitting the injuries they inflict to purify us). Meekness, in my observation, is to yield to what Gods word says about a situation, and doing what He says, instead of what I feel like doing. Meekness in essence is yielding to what God says or agreeing with what God says.
This is one man’s opinion, based on my understanding of the Bible.
Sympathy is not meekness. It is easy to feel sorry for yourself. Feeling sorry for yourself develops a victim mentality. This victim mentality controls the minds and feelings of others. Victimizing your way out of a situation only imposes your negative situation on others.
God works through faith, not emotions.
Being meek means that you are willing to trust God and His word through a situation, not whine and cry your way through a situation.
There is nothing wrong with crying, but that does not solve anything, unless you are crying the word of God.
We must make a decision to confess the word over the situation and believe that we receive the answer to our circumstance.
Meekness is truly unselfish. Selfishness wants you to stay in the misery.
Deep down inside, we want a way out, but because we develop this negative affirmation to what we face in life; we become dependent on our emotions and feelings, which cancels out faith in God.
Rest comes once we cast all of our care upon Him by agreeing with what God says about what you care about.
How do you know that you have cast all your care upon Him?
You no longer talk about your care, instead, you talk the word; the answer for all your care.
Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV)
6 Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
“Be careful for nothing” means to be “anxious to the point of distraction”.
Distraction means to take your mind off of something; something that makes it difficult to think or pay attention; a state in which you are very annoyed or upset.
1 Corinthians 7:35 (KJV)
35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.
A care is something that will distract you from a primary thing.
Matt.6:33 says that we are to seek first the Kingdom of God.
Once our attention is pulled from the primary thing we are focused on doing, we have allowed for a care to distract us.
We do not allow for any distraction, if we do not care about it.
This does not mean that we do not take responsibility for other things in life, but it does mean that your first priority is to seek the Kingdom of God FIRST!
Seeking first the Kingdom of God is giving God our attention and knowing that He cares for us.