9月27日 每日经历神


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标  题:卸去忧虑

经  节:你们要将一切的忧虑卸给神,因为祂顾念你们。(彼得前书五章7节)

你早已发现,作基督徒并不能够解决你的问题。然而,成为一个基督徒给了你一位辩护律师。彼得说这些话的对象,是一群正面对迫害的基督徒。他们不知道自己可以相信谁,朋友、邻居或家人都有可能出卖他们,让他们肉体受折磨,甚至死亡。但是,彼得曾经与那复活的基督同行,他亲身经历过耶稣对门徒的爱。他知道基督已掌权,能够管理任何试炼。他愿意如此行,来表达他的爱。

卸去忧虑是个选择。它的意思是有意识地将自己的忧虑交给神,并且让祂担负起问题的重担。有时候,这是信任神最难的一步!我们不愿意交托问题的责任,因为我们一直被教导自食其力是值得称赞的。我们甚至可能享受忧虑!然而,倘若真要从忧虑的重担中释放出来,一定要把它们卸在天父强壮的手中。

彼得并没有去分辨小烦恼或是大忧虑。神也没有区分哪些是我们可以处理的小问题、哪些是祂才能处理的大问题。祂要我们将一切的忧虑卸给祂。我们所犯的最大错误,就是假定我们能够靠自己处理问题。但终究我们会发现,靠自己真的什么也做不成。

在神眼中,你是个软弱的孩子,担负著超过自己能力所能承受的重负。祂预备好等著为你担负重担,你愿意让祂帮助你吗?


Casting Your Cares

Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for
you. (1 Peter 5:7)

As you’ve no doubt discovered, becoming a Christian
does not make your problems go away. But it does give you an Advocate to whom
you can take every concern. The Christians Peter addressed were facing
persecution. They did not know whom they could trust; a friend, a neighbor, or
even a family member could betray them, resulting in suffering and even death.
But Peter had walked with the risen Christ, and he had personally experienced
the love that Jesus had for His followers. He knew that Christ was in control,
capable of handling every trial and that He wanted to do so as an expression of
His love.

Casting our cares is a choice. It means consciously
handing over our anxiety to Christ and allowing Him to carry the weight of our
problems. At times this is the most difficult part of trusting God! We don’t
like turning over the responsibility for our problems. We have been taught that
self-reliance is good and praiseworthy. We may even enjoy worrying. Yet if we
are to be freed from the burden of our concerns, we must choose to cast them
into the strong hands of our Father.

Peter does not distinguish between little cares and
big cares. God does not differentiate between problems we should handle on our
own and God-sized needs. He asks us to turn them all over to Him. One of our
greatest errors is to assume we can deal with something ourselves, only to
discover that we really can’t.

God sees you as His frail child, burdened with a
load that surpasses your strength. He stands prepared to take your load and to
carry it for you. Will you let Him?

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