He's Scared For You

This is a sweet true story about a small at-risk child and a Bible verse. Be encouraged! #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

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

Stephanie worked with at-risk preschoolers, teaching them about Jesus. One day they memorized 1 Peter 5:7 and each child took their turn reciting the verse.

But one little girl proclaimed, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he’s scared for you.”

I imagine this child's paraphrase was especially meaningful to her because her family life was a bit "scary."

Obviously, Christ is never "scared," but He can certainly calm our fears and bind up our broken hearts. 

When we cast our cares on Him, He can give us peace and hope despite our difficult circumstances (Philippians 4:6-7). 

This truth is also found in Psalm 55:22 with the promise that God will sustain us.

What’s troubling you today?  

Problems with your children? Your health? A loved one’s health? Financial concerns? A broken relationship? A new job? An old job? Your past? Your future?

Whatever it is, cast your concerns, fears, confusion, challenges, and difficulties on Him. He loves you and will sustain you.
Source: I read the story of this little girl in Joni Eareckson Tada's excellent book: A Healing Place, copyright 2010, published by David C. Cook. 

Don't miss this week's Grandparenting post:
Part 4--Hangin' Out with your Grandchildren.

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This is a sweet true story about a small at-risk child and a Bible verse. Be encouraged! #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

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  1. He certainly understands our fears...He too experienced fear and still went to the cross for us. Perfect illistration. Thanks for visiting my blog. Blessings.

  2. This brought tears to my eyes. I have been overtaken by fears lately and so long to just rest in Him.

  3. Love it! No doubt this memorable phrase, "He's scared for you" will remain a powerful and sweet reminder in my life. Thank you, Gail.

  4. I read this on my phone yesterday while waiting for my son...and dropped back to encourage you with a comment :-) This was both cute and so true that we don't have to be scared. Even as adults (who are more apt not to admit it) we are scared because of something in our life and need to trust God. It is wonderful that He isn't really scared for us because He loves us so much and has a plan for whatever is scaring us.

  5. I love how kids understand things that we completely miss.

  6. This is so sweet. To be assured He is scared for us so there's no need for us to be scared is quite a gift. Thank you for sharing this in the GRAND Social.

  7. Thanks for the another great post. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!
    Be blessed,
    Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk

  8. I love that! The picture is perfect too! HOw children enlighten and bless us us with their unexpected, unpredictable but appropriate slips!