Worries are good swimmers. You cannot drown them in alcohol.
I can remember a song that advises us: “Pour your sorrows into a glass of wine; and add your worries to it as well” – Well, we as Jesus’ lambs deal with sorrow and grief differently. We give it to God, believing that He cares about it.
Casting your cares on God
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” (1 Peter 5:7; NLT)
We don’t drown our sorrows in alcohol, hoping the world will become more bearable. We don’t put on rose-colored glasses in the form of pills to numb us. And we don’t wait for our sorrows to disappear in a cloud of smoke. Instead, we seek God, our provider, our doctor, our protector.
Because we know this through faith:
- God’s abundance comes into our emptiness.
- God’s joy in life comes in our sadness. • God’s Word is our joy and delight
- God’s health comes into our illness.
- God’s hope comes in our hopelessness. • When there’s nothing left to say
- God’s wealth comes into our lack.