Glimpses of Grace Devotion for May 7, 2017

Devotional Reading: I Peter 5: 1-11

Text: Cast all your anxiety on God, because God cares for you. (v. 7)

The late Edwin Friedman said that we are living in an age of free floating anxiety that results in a failure of nerve. We look for quick fixes and easy solutions. We see this in relationships (I just want someone to make me happy–happiness is an “inside” job), in athletics (Fire the coach and things will get better), in business (Fire the CEO …), and in politics (Throw the bums out–who do we think elected the “bums”?).

One of the easiest and most difficult things that we can do is to “cast our anxiety on God.” Share with God those things that make you anxious, worried and scared. Tell yourself that God cares for you, indeed loves


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