1 Peter 5:7 – Casting the whole of your care (all your anxieties, all your worries, all you concerns, once and for all) on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
We have all been taught we are supposed to cast our cares on the Lord. But most Christians don’t really take this seriously. They believe they can’t help worrying and don’t see it as wrong. According to the Bible worry is sin, maybe even a worse sin than sins of the flesh.
We don’t cast our cares on the Lord because we aren’t’ willing to but because we don’t know how; we don’t actually think we can do it. But we can see in the Bible a way to cast our cares on the Lord. It can’t be done by trying not to fear; it can be done by thought replacement.
The key here to successfully getting your cares to stay on Him lies in the end of the verse, “because He cares for you.” If you don’t know how much He actually cares for you, you can’t rest and trust in Him and let go of you cares, and they will keep coming back.
Philippians 4:6-8 – Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything but in every circumstance and in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving continue to make your requests know to God. And God’s peace which surpasses all comprehension will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 26:3 – You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you.
Notice again it is passing your cares onto the Lord (through prayer) and fixing your mind on Him that keeps you in pace.
Victory over fear, anxiety and worry involves actually trusting God from your heart and releasing the weight your cares onto Him – because you really and truly know how much He loves you and therefore that He can and will actually do something about your problems.