In going back over past notes of things I have learned in the past I found what is below – from 1994. It is notes on trusting in Him and distrusting my own self, on relying on Him to work things in me rather than trying to change myself, on learning to live in His strength being made perfect in my weakness.
I find that I am still slipping into the same patterns of trying to improve myself and change myself and failing at it again and again. I know there is a better way. These studies and scriptures shed some light on it.
Get the burden off yourself completely. Get every bit of it on the Lord.
Casting ALL of your cares upon Him BECAUSE He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7-8 – 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.
Psalms 37:5 – Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.
Proverbs 16:3 – Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed.
Psalms 55:22 – Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail).
I am out of balance when I focus more on my shortcomings, sins and faults than His care. I can’t fix myself or the situations around me, but I can trust in Him. So my part is to cast my cares, my ways, my works, my burdens, my whole self upon Him – because HE CARES.