It is wonderful when God puts His touch on our circumstances! I am refreshed with the story from Luke 2:13,14, "And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and good will toward men."

This verse teaches us that we are to be men and women of good will and of His favor. People of good will are people whom God favors and whose own will desires the heart of God.

God desires good for His children. He teaches this in Psalm 84:11B..."No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly." It is also true that people who promote good will have peace.

We can fling or throw all of our burdens, anxieties, and problems to the Lord. The word cast means to send, shoot, or throw. We can shoot or throw as arrows, all of our fears, troubles, and worries upon the Lord.

The word cast also gives a picture of extending or stretching out a hand to the poor. It can also be a picture of sprouts or shoots as in Isaiah 16:8. Therefore, it can be said of a good church: "...her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea."

We must learn how to release every problem to the Lord. We weren't created to carry or support heavy loads.

Where do you send your cares? There is a great answer to this question found in 1 Peter 5:7..."casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you."

Is He alive? If Jesus Christ is alive, then we must look again at His life. He came to earth as an innocent child, but His return to earth will be as a Mighty Conquering King.

The resurrection of Christ from the dead is an accomplished fact of history. This fact powerfully proves Jesus is the Son of God: "Declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead" (Romans 1:4).

Because Christ is the Son of God, He is the only One without sin, who made the payment for our sins on the cross. Jesus Christ is now in heaven seated at the right hand of the Father. He is alive forevermore and willing and able to give life for all who will call on His name. "I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen" (Revelation 1:18).

Dear Friends, the Lord is always ready and willing to give you His strength, peace and hope. "...but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name" (John 20:31). Ask the Lord to forgive your sins and to come into your heart. Confess and receive Him as your Lord and Savior!

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