1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

When God appeared to Abraham in Gen. 17.1 he revealed Himself as God Almighty, which Hebrew name is El Shaddai. El Shaddai means the God WHO IS ENOUGH. Shaddai comes from the Hebrew root that means breast. This pictures a baby that gets all he needs from his mother’s breast. We get everything we need from our El Shaddai, our God who is enough.

He is all we need. When Elijah fled to the brook Cherit, God sent in ravens to feed him. Jesus multiplied fish and bread and fed thousands of men and women who had come to listen to him. For 40 years, in the desert, every day El Shaddai fed millions with manna and quail. He is the God who is enough.

Several years ago as we were driving in Sicily, my father found out that there was no more gas in the car. As we were very far from any gas station, we prayed and asked God to provide for gas until we could find one. With a totally empty thank we drove more than 50km. God, who is more than enough, had provided for us. God is El Shaddai. The God who is enough.

He is the strength of your life. He is your portion. He is your strong tower where you can run when in times of need. This is the reason you can do what Peter said to do as our text for today: “Cast your cares upon the Lord, for He cares for you.”

His care is backed up by his power and authority; by his love and compassion, and by the sure fact that he is the God who is enough.

Would you pray with me today?

Father, I thank You that I can trust You to give me victory through all difficulties. You have not promised me a trouble-free life, but You have promised me that I will come through all problems victorious. You will exalt me over all things in due time. I cast out my cares upon you, and I know that you, the God who is enough, will take good care of me.


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