Our blogs will resume next Tuesday, July 7th. Enjoy the 4th of July holiday and please join us in praying for our land. 1 Peter 5:7 is one of the most powerful verses in the Bible to help us deal with anxiety. It says, “Cast all your cares upon the Lord, for he cares for you.” Do you believe Jesus cares for you? Really and deeply cares for you? Because he does. Jesus really cares. Without this conviction, we can’t cast our cares upon him. How can we know that Jesus cares for us? Two realities convince us that this is true. First, look at the cradle. The Incarnation. God so loved us that he sent his Son into the world (John 3:16). The Father asked the Son to leave the splendor of heaven and enter the squalor of this sin-stained world. That’s relentless love. Love that pursues the beloved no matter what the cost may be. Second, look at the cross. It was the most excruciatingly painful death possible. It’s death by asphyxiation. It’s a hideous way to die. But especially imagine the spiritual pain for Jesus. He knew and experienced a perfect abiding relationship with his Father. Yet he willingly took on all our sin so we could be forgiven. At that moment, he could no longer have a perfect union life with the Father. What he loved the most, intimacy with his Father, was taken away. All because of his love for us. Jesus suffered the unimaginable for us. His blood shed to pay a ransom for you and me. This all-consuming, relentless, and redeeming kind of love demands that we cast all our cares upon Jesus. Throw all of them to him. If Jesus cares for us this much, he can surely carry all our anxieties. Jesus does … and he will.