To cast can mean throwing something in a specific direction…
So as believers we are called to cast our cares, anxieties, or worries on Christ because He cares for us.
The Lord tells us the direction in which to cast our worries, and that is on Him, because He cares for us. We have our direction and our directive. So how many of us does this scenario describe?
We go through a tough situation. We worry, we fret, we become anxious and nervous. So we go before the Lord, crying, pleading, and begging. We vent and we get up and we move on. Sometimes we leave the cares there and sometimes we place the cares right back on our shoulders.
There is an art to casting. In order to throw something in a specific direction, it takes concentration and focus. We have to have our eyes on the desired target. Many times we neglect to properly cast our cares on the Lord because we aren’t focused on Him, we are focused on the worries and anxieties. Without clarity and focus, we will miss what the Master is trying to do for us.
Casting requires intentionality. We don’t cry and vent to the Lord just to pick the concerns back up. We cast and we leave the cares there because our Father knows best. We cast our cares because He is built for the burdens and concerns.
Casting produces peace, joy, and hope. Casting reminds us that He is the Shepherd and we are the flock. Casting reminds us that He is our Rock and our Redeemer.
May we all perfect the art of casting.
Peace and Blessings