How to Truly Be Carefree


1 Peter 5:6-7 (MSG)
So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.
1 Peter 5:6-7 (ESV)
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

This verse is a quote from Psalm 55:22.

This is one of the most popular verses in the Bible, yet we often take this verse out of its context. Note that the word “casting” is a participle making it dependent upon the previous statement in verse six. “Casting” is not a command but the means of how we humble ourselves (5:6). We humble ourselves by casting our anxieties on God. God’s care comes when we humble…

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