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Cast My Cares

Posted on July 10th, 2013

I heard the song “Cast My Cares” the other day and it is instantly my new favorite song in my current season of life. I have been struggling with some anxious thoughts recently and since hearing this song, I have had it on repeat to remind myself of this truth. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

Cast My Cares by Tim Timmons

(Click here to read the backstory to the song and here for his biography including his incurable cancer.)
(Click here to download it for free for a limited time.)

In the middle of the night
When worry finds me
In the middle of the fight
When strength is gone
In the middle of a fire
When fear is closing in
You are, You are my song
You’re my hope, when hope is gone

I will cast my cares on You the almighty
I will cast my cares on You ’cause You’re good
I will cast my cares on You ’cause You love me, You love me
Oh, oh because You love me

In the middle of the night
When worry finds me
In the middle of the fight
When strength is gone
In the middle of a fire
When fear is closing in
You are, You are my song
You’re my hope, when hope is gone

So I will cast my cares on You the almighty
I will cast my cares on You ’cause You’re good
I will cast my cares on You ’cause You love me, You love me
Oh, oh because You love me
Oh, oh because You love me

God of glory
You are able
Through Your power
To be faithful
God of mercy
Every moment
You are near to me
[x2]

So I will cast my cares on You the almighty
I will cast my cares on You ’cause You’re good
I will cast my cares on You ’cause You love me, You love me
Oh, oh because You love me
Oh, oh because You love me

In the middle of the night
I’ll pray with confidence
In the middle of the fight
You’re greater still
In the middle of a fire
Your love is holding me
You are, You are my song
You’re my hope, when hope is gone

After listening to the song, I pulled out my Bible and read the corresponding verse in many versions. Below is the one that really struck me from the Amplified Version:

1 Peter 5:7-11

“Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you,

Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.

Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.

Withstand him; be firm in faith [against his onset—rooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined], knowing that the same (identical) sufferings are appointed to your brotherhood (the whole body of Christians) throughout the world.  

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you.

To Him be the dominion (power, authority, rule) forever and ever. Amen (so be it).”

So much more to say but I am leading the Youth Writing Camp at Miami next week and must use this time wisely to finish the last details. Hopefully I will have more time to write soon!

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