I was told yesterday that someone very close to me was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Now even though he is the most stubborn man I have ever met (I still love you Papa), meaning he will fight this off with the healing power of God, I still can get depressed and worried. I have to quickly remind myself in the Word that according to 1 Peter 5:7 it says, “Cast all your cares upon Him, because He cares for you.” Put this verse in the first person and memorize it, “God I cast all my cares upon You, because You care for me.” It also says in Psalm 55:22, “Cast all your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.”
Lately I have been around people with bad news like their family is sick, they lost their job, or they are unable to find a job and it seems so much easier to minister to others. But then I got bad news and it directly affecting me, and after fighting through sadness I had to quickly turn to the Bible. It is there where I can find many verses including these: Psalm 37:5, Psalm 56:4,10,11 and many, many more.
In Matthew 6:25, Jesus reminds us, “therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?”
Also look at Matthew 6:27, 28, 31, 33, and 34 and Luke 10:41, 12:11, 22. We are reminded throughout scripture to depend on God and not on man, and not to worry. He says, He will never leave us or forsake us.
Hebrew 13:5 says, “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.’” and it goes on to say in verse 6, “So we can say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What can man do to me.’?”
I love you Papa and by His stripes you are healed!