Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of February 21, 2021

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 NIV

Have you ever had a need beyond your ability to take care of it yourself and had to ask others for help? In times of sickness, financial lack, emotional crisis or overwhelming circumstances it is extremely humbling and difficult to acknowledge that we cannot always do everything for ourselves. We would all agree that it is far more enjoyable to provide help for someone else than facing the inadequacy of having to depend upon others to meet our needs. We may find it even more difficult to ask God to help us. When we find ourselves in situations over our head we are encouraged in this scripture to humbly look to the all powerful, mighty hand of God to lift us up at the appropriate, due time. Not only in our desperate times of need, we are invited to caste ALL our cares on the LORD with the assurance that He cares about EVERYTHING about us! (1 Peter 5:7) Praise the LORD!

By JoBeth Kested

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