Cast Your Nets

An experienced fisherman knows the beginning of a successful catch starts with a great cast. Making an accurate cast requires developing the physical skill set and muscle memory to repeatedly put a bait in the right location. In I Peter 5:5,7 we are instructed to “humble ourselves” and to “cast our anxieties to God” because “God cares” about what we go through and he doesn’t want us holding onto “junk” that we need to “chuck”! Think about it…You’re in a boat, afloat upon a vast body of water. Your method of fishing is not the rod-and-reel. Instead, you have this tangled, twisted mass that is your net. It’s heavy, burdensome. Hard to work by yourself. Even so, you take this soggy, cumbersome thing… and you fling it away from you and let it fall trustingly upon the sea. In short, the net represents your “cares,” your anxieties… whatever is weighing you down. Understandably, the net was never designed to stay in your boat. Believe it or not, it has a purpose. That is, your own twisted mass of problems (cares/anxieties) exists for the sole reason of trusting it to the very mighty arms that are supporting you. At the end of the day you need to chuck your net and let them land upon Him!! God cares for you. You are His own “care.” He will always bear you up for His glory and your good! I close with these two scriptures: Proverbs 12:25 reminds us, “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad” and Psalms 55:22 also confirms, “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”

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I am a 4given sinner saved by the blood of Christ.
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