My church, Gracepoint Church, is engaging in a 14-day journey of walking out of worry. If you’d like to follow along with us, you can download a digital copy of the plan here.
Yesterday, we were challenged to name the big worry in our lives. To get it out in the open so we can begin to face it, head on. 1 Peter 5:7, from NT Wright’s Kingdom New Testament, says, “Throw all your care upon him, because he cares for you.”
Day two’s challenge is to cast that care to God. Here is an excerpt from the day’s challenge:
“Worrying initially feels productive, but it ultimately paralyzes. The wisdom from 1 Peter is to ‘cast’ anxiety away from ourselves, into the hands of a loving God who is able to deal with the particularities of that anxiety with grace and truth.”
The task for the day is to write our big worry on a piece of paper and, either in solitude or community, to burn the paper in a candle flame. (Note: please take extreme measures to be safe as you do this!) As you see the paper disintegrate into ashes, allow your cares to be given to God and rest in the hope that God cares for you.
Post your pictures of your “casting” practice and use the hashtag #ictworryfree.