Anxieties And Burdens Bring The Father’s Intensive Care.

Therefore humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7.

Care, merimna– Strong’s # 3308. Two words are combined to make the definition. Meiro, “To divide,” and Noos, “The mind.” The word reveals emotional distress which are a result of distractions, anxieties, burdens, and worries.

Merimna means to be anxious beforehand about daily life. We are leaving the Father out of the equation. Such worry is unnecessary, because the Father’s love provides for our daily needs and our special needs.

Philippians 4:6,7  says, Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

The word guard is “Kept” A military term picturing a sentry standing guard as protection against the enemy. God the Father’s power and peace are our sentinels and protectors.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Nov 10, 2012 @ 00:50:53

    One of the most read posts on my blog is on this very subject. “Let not your heart be troubled” is consistently in my top 10. “To divide the mind” – what a great way to describe our distractions, anxieties, burdens, and worries.

    Very encouraging verses, Manny. Thank you.

    I’m glad I have a God who is in the intensive care business.


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