When we feel weighed down or distracted by anxious thoughts and burdensome circumstances, the answer for calming our anxious hearts is worship.
The call to overcome anxiety through worship is found in a very significant connection between I Peter 5:6 and 5:7.
- Verse 6 is a command – “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you.
- Verse 7 is an action of the command – “casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you” (ESV). The main verb (or command) – “humble yourselves” is obeyed in direct relationship with the participle “casting” (all your anxieties on Him).
Some translations miss this dependent connection by treating verse 7 as an independent command: “Cast all you cares on him.” But “casting” is the better translation and places it as an act of humbling…
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