Casting All Your Anxieties

Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 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 5:5b-7

I have never connected "God opposes the proud..." with "casting all your anxieties...". But as I was listening to Sunday's sermon, Matt made a very profound statement. He said that worry and anxiety are symptoms of pride. When we worry we functionally become our own god. Worry looks to ourselves for our own strength. So when I'm being anxious and not trusting, it goes a lot deeper. It's not that I'm just "not trusting", I'm being proud. I'm telling God that I am in control, not Him. I want to be god, I want to depend on my own abilities and strength. I'm being proud. I'm not humbling myself and trusting Him to give me the grace I need in every circumstance.

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Vanessa Marie Fernandez said...

Thanks for posting this. It was great to read!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! If ya liked this, check out the sermon...Matt did an out of the park job!