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1Peter 5:7

To cast means to get rid of, to throw off or away, to send forth by throwing.

If you have ever gone fishing you understand what it means to cast your lure. The goal is to cast (throw) the fishing lure as far into deep water as possible so you can catch the biggest fish.

You do this by facing forward toward your target area with your rod tip pointing at the target while your thumb is firmly holding the release button down.

Swiftly and smoothly bend and bring your arm up making the pole straight up almost over your head. At this point you look behind you making sure nothing is in your way before you release.

Finally, you swing your arm and wrist in a forward motion then at the perfect angle you remove your thumb from the release button and you CAST your lure.

As in the example above, imagine taking all your cares, concerns, worries, problems, disappointments and every other negative situation and casting them all on Jesus. He will take all our sins, doubts, worries and transgressions and throw them out as far as the east is from the west.

Unlike fishing, when you cast your cares on Jesus you will always reel in a big catch. Your joy, your peace, your blessing, your success, your victory will all be yours once you take your thumb off the button and release, throw off, get rid of, cast forward all your stresses, problems, issues and concerns.

Take time now to practice casting. Name an issue, a behavior, a concern. Write it on a slip of paper. Now, tie it on your imaginary fishing line. Follow the instructions above and cast it on Jesus and let it go. Once you let it go, it is gone!

God’s Word never fails so feel the release as you say, “I AM casting all my cares on Jesus!”

Psalm 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me

Psalm 103:12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Philippians 4:13

With Jesus Christ as your strength there is nothing you can not accomplish; there is nothing you can not do. All things are possible if you believe.

God’s Word tells us that we can make it through anything that comes our way. Not only can we make it but we can be victorious if we trust in Him and lean on Him. He is the strength of your life so you can walk through the issues and concerns of life.

No matter what you are facing today, whether you face challenges in passing a TAKS test, getting a good job, or challenges in having a happy home life. With God as your source of strength nothing is impossible for you. You can do all things necessary to be a winner, to pass, to be happy you just have to believe God’s Word and do your part....don't doubt HIM.

Call on Him in prayer. Talk to Him in planning your strategy for victory. Ask of Him, “What should I do? What steps do You, Father God, think would be best? What can I change in me so I can reach my goal? How can I turn this mess into a success?”

Ask Him to help you do what is needed to attain your goal. The strength is there, it is up to you to believe it and learn to walk in it.

Even if it seems hard at times to do what is right and even if it does not work out right away, I’m here to tell you, you can do this no matter what. God said you can so you can. Nothing can stop the plans God has for you.

It’s not a matter of ‘IF I CAN’ it is a fact and God’s truth of “YES, I CAN in Jesus Name!” Stand tall, even if you do not feel like it, and say with all confidence, “I AM doing all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

1Samuel 30:8 and David inquired of the LORD, "Shall I pursue this raiding party? Will I overtake them?"

"Pursue them," He answered. "You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue."

Psalm 18:35 You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great.

Mark 9:23-24" 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."
Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"

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