Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you.
Have you eve been in a situation and said something like, “I can’t see a way out of the mess I am in.” or “I know that this whole thing is my fault.” or “I don’t even know whether God hears my prayers.” If you stop and think about it, a whole lot of our troubles are probably of our own making.
Now you might have heard that “God helps those who help themselves”. But contrary to popular belief, that saying is not in the Bible! God does not help those who help themselves. God helps those who are helpless and dependent on Him. He helps those who look to Him as their only source of help for their problem. If you say, “My problem is that I am weak.” God says, “I am your strength.” If you say, “Lord, I am the problem. I am a nobody.” God says, “I will make you a somebody.”
Unfortunately, many of us are still trying to help ourselves, we think that some things don’t really need God. But God says, “Without Me, you can do nothing.” (John 15:5) Do we really believe that? Or do we believe that without Him, we can still do some things to help ourselves? When we stop trying to do things ourselves, we find God more than willing to be our Savior. But when we continue to try to work things out ourselves, we are trying to be our own saviors. Then God will say, “Save yourself, because I can’t help you when you don’t need My help.”
God wants us to cast our cares on Him, but often we continue to try and bear them ourselves, even though we say that we are trusting in Him. Only when we realize that we can do nothing, and are nothing in and of ourselves, can we do all things through Christ who strengthens us! (Philippians 4:13) Then, we will see the undeserved, unmerited help and favor of God deliver us from every evil!