Adam White

Unburdened by faith: Discovering relief through casting our cares on Jesus

Life is not always easy. We find that it can be full of trouble, stress and uncertainty, and we often feel weighed down by the burdens and worries that life sometimes brings. 

How can we find relief when life seems too much to bear? 

I’m reminded that in 1 Peter 5:7, we can cast all our anxieties upon Jesus, knowing that He cares for us. This powerful verse holds a timeless message of comfort and reassurance to those that feel overwhelmed. 

By exploring the depths of this biblical truth, we can find comfort in entrusting our burdens to the One who loves and cares for us unconditionally. Let us look deeper into the verse, 1 Peter 5:7, to better understand its significance and the practical implications it holds for our lives. 

The verse states, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” These simple yet profound words capture the essence of our relationship with Jesus.

The act of casting our cares implies releasing them from our grasp and transferring them into the capable hands of Jesus. It is an act of surrender and trust. 

When we willingly offer our anxieties, worries and burdens to Jesus, we acknowledge His sovereignty and His ability to help in times of trouble. We realize that we don’t have to face life’s challenges alone, but rather, we have a loving Savior who is willing to bear our burdens.

The verse assures us that Jesus cares for us. It reminds us of His deep and unconditional love. 

No matter how big or small our concerns may be, He is intimately aware of them all. His care extends beyond the surface level; it encompasses the totality of our being. 

We can find comfort in knowing that we are not insignificant to Him but are cherished and valued. Understanding the significance of casting our cares on Jesus is one thing, but putting it into practice is another. 

Here are a few practical steps we can take to fully embrace this biblical truth:

Recognize and acknowledge our cares: Psalm 55:22

Take time to identify and acknowledge the specific worries, anxieties and burdens that weigh you down. Be honest with yourself about the areas of your life where you feel overwhelmed.

Surrender in trust and faith: Proverbs 3:5-6

In prayer, surrender your cares to Jesus, placing your trust and faith in His love, wisdom and ability to carry your burdens. Let go of the need to control outcomes and instead trust in His divine plan.

Seek God’s guidance and peace: Philippians 4:6-7

Regularly seek God’s guidance and presence through prayer and meditation. Ask for His peace to fill your heart and mind, knowing that He is with you in every situation.

Find strength in His promises: Psalm 56:3

Immerse ourselves in the truths of God’s Word. Seek out promises and passages that bring comfort and strength. Let His promises become your anchor and source of encouragement.

Seek fellowship and support: Galatians 6:2

Don’t face your burdens alone. Reach out to trusted friends, family, or a supportive community of believers. Share your concerns and allow others to offer support, encouragement and practical help.

Practice self-care and rest: Matthew 11:28-29

Take care of your physical, emotional and mental well-being. Prioritize rest, engage in activities that bring joy and rejuvenation, and seek healthy ways to manage stress. Remember that self-care is not selfish but necessary for your overall well-being.

Trust in God’s timing and plan: Romans 8:28

Release the need for immediate solutions or answers. Trust that God works all things together for our good, even if His plans unfold differently than we expect. Rest in His timing, knowing that He is always faithful.

In times of uncertainty, trouble and anxiety, we can find comfort in 1 Peter 5:7. It serves as a timeless reminder that we are not meant to carry our burdens alone. 

By casting our cares on Jesus, we find comfort in His loving care and provision. Let us embrace this scripture’s message and entrust our worries to the One who is ever-ready to shoulder our burdens.

Through our faith and surrender, we can experience the peace, hope and strength that come from casting our cares on Jesus. 

Adam White is the Senior Pastor of New Beginning Assembly in Port St. Joe, and is ordained through the Assemblies of God. Email him at or follow his twitter @awhite1020.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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