Pastor Carrie Baylis

“Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.” -1 Peter 5: 5


Peter sure does set us up for living into humility and turning everything over to God who cures us with grace.  Anxiety seems ever present in our world today and given this writing I suspect it was the same thousands of years ago.  But where does that anxiety get us?  Or maybe the better question is what does this anxiety rob us of?  Peter speaks of suffering for a time and then knowing that through Christ we are restored, supported, strengthened and established.  I wonder why it is that we can’t just skip to that part?  Why the suffering and call to humility?  Perhaps it’s because we just get ahead of ourselves and rely on ourselves rather than the grace of God in all matters of life?  Peter talks throughout his whole letter about being a holy people, God’s chosen, and as we get to the end of the letter we’re told again, that through Christ we have the grace that we need to live out his mission and care in the world.  I wonder what that looks like today in a world full of hustle where we’re all bunched up trying to do all the things instead of maybe just caring for one another in the grace first given to us.  What anxiety can you cast on God this week and what grace can you then offer?

-Pastor Carrie

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