Pristine Grace

Casting All Your Care Upon Him
by Octavius Winslow

“...God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under themighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you” (1 Peter 5:5-7).

     How calming and restful are these words! Where, in the world’s wilderness, grows the flower of heart’s-ease as it blooms and blossoms here? What cares have they lightened! What anxieties have they removed! What burdens have they unclasped! What springs of joy and comfort and hope have they unsealed in many a sad and oppressed heart!

     But, do you not, beloved reader, need to be put in constant remembrance of this divine secret...of rest, amid toil; of repose, amid disquietude; of soothing, amid corroding cares; of confidence and hope, in the midst of change and troubles?

     Bewildered and oppressed by the multitude of anxious thoughts within you, is there not a danger of being so absorbed by the care, as to overlook the Caretaker? Is there not a danger to forget theheart’s ease, in the overwhelming of the heart’s anxiety? “Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you.”