“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”- 1 Peter 5:6-7
We all worry. We worry about that exam tomorrow, we worry about that angry customer work, or we may worry about where our next meal is coming from. I often tell people that I’m not worried, but most of the time I say that to keep others from getting worried. In today’s verse Peter tells us that we are to give everything to God. Humility, in a biblical sense, is different than the definition ascribes to it because it is one of confidence.
Humility is almost a bad word in our world today. Being humble means that we are assuming the role that God had for us from the beginning and does not mean “I’m nothing, I can’t do it.” Quite the contrary, it means “This is what God wants me to do, I will.” By humbling ourselves to God we submit to His grace, and that grace will help us with what we are going through. By submitting ourselves 100% to him we discover a greater purpose, because it is his purpose. Lastly if there are things worrying us Peter encourages us to take it to the Lord. Why? The answer is quite simple, because he cares for you. No matter the situation, no matter how bad, no matter what we have done we are encourages to lay it at the feet of God. He cares so much for us that he sent His son to die on the cross. We are his children and he wants to hear what is on our minds. Is something on your heart this morning? Humble yourself and give it to God in prayer.