As you see, Summer is leaving and Fall is quickly approaching! What a beautiful transition it is! Leaves that once were on trees are now falling to the ground, not needed anymore. They have served their purpose and are now being cast away. I’m reminded God said in His Word, there will be times to keep and times to cast away. Aren’t we thankful there are some things God has instructed us to keep and others to cast away? God wants us to keep praying, studying, teaching, praising, thanking, and calling upon Him. Others times, to keep still, keep waiting, keep trusting Him. These are not only common and familiar “keeps”, but necessary “keeps.”
Not only is ‘keeping’ very crucial, but ‘casting’ is just as vital to our well being, our state of mind. God wants us to cast away; to cast all cares upon Him, leaving nothing behind. Anything that’s troubling, disturbing, perplexing, just cast, toss, throw it to Him. He can and will get rid of it.
But, do you ever find yourself trying to keep that which needs to be cast? I do.You may also. Our Lord says there are some things we just ‘need’ to toss away. I’m aware this is easier said than done. But if we do, life would be a lot better, and a whole lot more fun. I ask you, who wants to hold onto the cares of this world? If there is “Someone” who wants to take them, why not gladly give them away? God says, cast it! Just throw it to Him. When burdens get hard to bare; God says, cast it!
Yes, this is a new month; a new day! Fall is coming in like a whirlwind, tossing Summer’s leaves away. In this beautiful Autumn season, let’s too begin by casting some things away. Let’s pray, “Father, we thank you. Show us and help us to cast all cares, burden, to you. We thank you for hearing our prayer, casting all upon You, and not every where else.”
“Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved” (Psalm 55:22). In God, I will keep on thanking. By Hertistine Washington