Cast your cares to him – worry flees when one believes – what causes worry!

Worry Flees When One Believes

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1st Peter 5:6-11

And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him, and, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! Matthew 8:23-27

And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: for she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. Matthew 9:20-22

And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country. As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marveled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. Matthew 9:27-33
Worry Flees, When One Believes!
1st Peter 5:7-11:
When you start to get worried, choose to be clear-minded, instead. Remember that you can cast your worry on the Lord and trust He will restore you, establish you, strengthen you, and support you. Resist the junk Satan tries to hand you. Stand on God’s Promises!
Matthew 8:23-27:
When Satan is rocking your boat, call on Jesus! Keep in mind that refusal to call out to Jesus, and failure to believe in Him, gives the devil the rights he needs to rock your boat and steer it just about anywhere he wants it to go.
Fear vs. faith – casting my cares to him

Matthew 9:20-22:
When you are worried, just keep telling yourself “If I pray and ask Jesus to get me out of this mess, and trust Him … He will deliver me!”; then, believe on Jesus and pray!
Matthew 9:27-33:
When asked if you believe Jesus can heal you, say “Yes!”. Then, go tell somebody about Jesus and what He has done for you!
Here’s a prayer of faith for those who worry:

“Father, I confess that I have not been walking in faith, nor have I placed my complete trust in You and Your Word. I confess that I have not been reading the Bible as I should have, nor have I been praying to You and applying Your Words to my life. Please forgive me, Father. I repent. From now on I will walk in faith and with confidence that You will see me through any problems I may face. I make it my choice at this moment to follow Your Perfect and Acceptable Plan for my life. I will read Your Word found in the Bible. I will pray to You seeking strength, wisdom, comfort, joy, peace, mercy and forgiveness; deliverance for myself and for others. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

What Causes Worry?
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matthew 6:31-34
What causes worry? Jesus tells us in chapters five through seven, in the book of Matthew. I hope you take some time to go through this with an open Bible so you can read the scriptures I have referenced below. The Lord does not want us to be worried! To worry is to disobey Jesus. If you spot an area of your life that has been allowed to cause you to worry, you should renounce it and seek the Father’s forgiveness. This works really well!

Causes of Worry:

01. Failure To Recognize God’s Blessings:

For those who are destitute in spirit, mournful, humble, hungry and thirsty for righteousness, merciful, pure in heart, peace-makers, persecuted for righteousness’ sake and insulted by others because of their commitment to Christ, Jesus says you are blessed and to “Rejoice and be extremely glad, because your reward in heaven is great!” The word ‘bless’ means to invoke divine favor. God knows everything that you’re going through. He will show you Divine favor … bless you. Receive what Jesus said and do not worry. [Matthew 5:1-12]

02. Failure To Let Your Light Shine:

You will do much worrying if you live a dual-lifestyle. If you want some people to think you’re a Christian, and other people to think you’re hip, cool, politically correct and liberal in all your beliefs, you’ll spend much time looking over your shoulder. Some of us have our lights on Sunday morning, but come Monday we’ve snuffed them out. You’d have to go to the church we attend in order to see our light shine. I even know some people who won’t give up their darkness, yet still go about saying they are Christians. Persons like this are very sensitive to what others think of them and worry about it a lot. Jesus said, “Let your light shine before people in such a way that they will see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven”. [Matthew 5:13-16]

03. Failure To Obey God’s Laws:

You’re driving down the road, when you see a policeman approaching from the opposite direction; you hit the breaks and begin wondering how fast his radar showed him you were going. You are worried because you know you were exceeding the speed limit. If you’re breaking one or more of God’s Laws, you will be just as worried, so repent. [Matthew 5:17-20 & Matthew 7:24-29]

04. Failure To Do Our Part To Reconcile Bad Relationships:

Oh my, nothing seems to be as demonically binding as a bad relationship. This is why everyone should carefully consider whom he or she will marry. One cannot help who their parents are, but everyone has a choice in which they give their hand in marriage to. Once you get married, it’s your job to do YOUR part in making that relationship a good one. That’s all God asks. God knows what’s going on there now, and will bless you should you be faithful to Him and His Word. The same goes for your friendships and family relationships. Each must do their part, in order to reconcile them, too. [Matthew 5:21-26]

05. Lust, Sexual Immorality And Adultery:

If you’re engaging in a sexual relationship outside of your own marriage, you can’t help but worry. You know one day you will get caught. Some of you may think it okay to look at porno, but the fact is that the sin of lust in the mind is just as great as doing it with the other person. This is why masturbation is wrong. [Matthew 5:27-32]

06. Dishonesty, Misleading and Trying To Make Someone Believe You:

Jesus said “I tell you not to swear at all” and “Let your word be ‘Yes’ for ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ for ‘No.’ Anything more than that comes from the evil one”. Things are more clear cut than you think they are. One does not have to ponder what the definition of is, is. Spin-doctors and persons trying to conceal the truth do a lot of worrying. [Matthew 5:33-37]

07. Desire For Revenge and Equity:

Anger is an emotion that demands justice. If you are angry with someone and desire to get even with them, you will lose sleep and do much worrying. Retaliation isn’t the answer and will not cure this. Letting go and forgiving people will. God knows what happened. Let God handle it. There is much in this life that isn’t fair and equitable, however, was it fair that Jesus had to die upon the cross for OUR sins? [Matthew 5:38-42]

08. Hatred And Not Loving Everyone:

The sooner you realize that God loves your enemies, as much as He loves you, the better off you will be. God wants you to love and pray for them, too. You will worry much if you do not. [Matthew 5:43-47]

09. Calling Religious Attention To Ourselves And Being Hypocritical:

Everyone likes to be noticed, but be aware that seeking the attention of others by performing religious acts isn’t going to do anything except cause you to worry. Jesus prayed in public, and so did His disciples, yet the prayers were given out of need, rather than for showing off. Don’t seek your reward from anyone other than God. God will reward you, but people cannot. People will let you down if you are seeking rewards and attention from them. Let your ministry be for the purpose of pleasing God. If your goal in ministry is to please others, then you may not be ministering the way God wants you to. Most people do not care for hearing the word ‘repent’, yet it’s often what needs saying! [Matthew 6:1-6 and Matthew 6:16-18]

10. Not Praying, Or Not Praying Properly:

Examine your purpose for praying. Is your purpose for praying to glorify you, or is it to glorify God? Are you demanding that God conform to what you think needs doing, or are you seeking to conform to His Will? Isn’t God’s plan for our lives perfect and acceptable? Are you praying for the things you should be praying for? Here’s what Jesus told us to pray for:

That God’s Will be done and His Name be kept Holy
That God will meet our daily needs
That God forgive us of our sins
That we let God know we have forgiven those who sinned against us
That God lead us out of places of temptation
That God deliver us from the evil one
Not praying means that we do not have a right relationship with God. What relationship works without there being communication? If you are out of touch with God, you have good reason to worry! [Matthew 6:7-14]

How To Pray
Five Keys To Answered Prayers
Six Things That Hinder Answered Prayers
11. Failure To Forgive Others:

God cannot forgive you if you refuse to forgive everyone else. He says so; many times! If you refuse to forgive someone, there is nothing anyone can do for you. Forgive them, and stop worrying about it. [Matthew 6:15]

12. Searching For Earthly Wealth & Treasures:

If you are not satisfied with God’s Grace, and your being His servant, look out! You will never be happy if you think you deserve more than that! Money cannot buy what God provides. There is nothing on this earth that satisfies us like God does. Looking elsewhere for that satisfaction is futile and worrisome! [Matthew 6:19-24]

13. Failure To Believe That God Will Provide:

Worrying is useless. Nothing gets accomplished by worrying. Faith and trust in God is what moves mountains, not worry. God keeps His Promises. We can trust God. Whenever we forget Who God is and what His Word tells us, we tend to worry. [Matthew 6:25-32]

14. Not Having A Right Relationship With God:

Jesus said “But first be concerned about God’s kingdom and his righteousness, and all of these things will be provided for you as well”. Not all poverty, disease and sickness are caused by sin, but more are than you think. With sin comes curses, suffering and death. Simply take a look at the religions the poorest parts of the world practice, and you will quickly see what I mean. God does not bless those who reject His Christ and His Teachings. Our first priority should be to have a right relationship with God. Sheep shouldn’t expect God’s protection while going astray from His flock. [Matthew 6:33-34]

15. Being Judgmental:

Go ahead and be judgmental, and I guarantee you that you will sweat it out wondering when someone will come and show you where you have fallen short, too. The only time we need to examine someone else’s life is when they ask us to. Nearly every sin that needs to be confessed is done so by God’s orchestrating that confession, instead of the use of judgmental comments. Judgmental comments only bring about resentment. [Matthew 7:1-6]

16. Giving Up On God:

I’ve seen many people come close to being delivered, then just give up on God. They stopped searching God’s Word with Bible study, they stopped worshipping Him in church, and they gave up praying to Him. It should come as no surprise that their situation turned from bad to worse, and increased the things they had to worry about. [Matthew 7:7-11]

17. Mistreating People:

Have you ever done, or said, something to someone that you knew you shouldn’t have? Weren’t you worried that they would tell someone how hateful you were to them? Jesus said “Whatever you want people to do for you, do the same for them, for this is the Law and the Prophets”. [Matthew 7:12]

18. Participating in Bad Doctrine And False Teaching:

Steer clear of anyone who tries to take away from, or add to, God’s Word. I know of several persons who worry greatly because of something someone taught them that simply wasn’t true. The sad fact is that many are still subjecting themselves to the false teaching, therefore they are still worried about it. [Matthew 7:13-23]

19. Failure To Hear God’s Word:

Those of you who have read thus far, are hearing God’s Word. There are others though, who have given up, wanting no part of it. They will be worried and not know why. [Matthew 7:24-27]

And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Matthew 7:28-29