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Open Hands/Open Heart

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In wisdom and love God calls us to open our hearts and cast our anxieties, worries, and concerns onto Him. The dictionary states that the word casting is a verb meaning “to throw something away from yourself.” But sometimes we feel stuck in our worries, because our soul’s powerful emotions are attached to them; such as fear, dread, frustration, anger, and hurt that entrap us in the struggle, and hinders us to open the heart and release the overwhelming weight onto Jesus. But, in spite of the screaming negative emotional and spiritual clamor, Jesus’ unending love longs to gift us with His grace and power to release and cast our anxious cares onto Him. Releasing and letting go frees up our hearts and minds, while giving the Holy Spirit room to continually fill us up. Christ gently and sweetly calls us to hand over our anxieties, worries, and concerns to Him. In the beginning of my personal experience in learning to cast my cares on my Lord, the Spirit instructed me to literally open my physical hands, while I poured out my hearts concerns and negative emotions onto King Yahweh in prayer. Our open hands are a picture of our open hearts, which helps us lean, rely, trust, and believe by giving us a visual focal point as we talk to God. Literally opening our hands as we pray symbolically represents the heart that is open to God for help and care. Many times the Spirit speaks through simple pictures to help us move forward emotionally and spiritually. Literally opening our hands as we pray symbolically represents the heart that is open to God for His help, care, healing and love. Open hands…Open heart…Letting go…..releasing to God our anxieties, worries, and concerns; because He cares for us affectionately and cares about us watchfully! So, open your hands and heart, and pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you!

“Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully” (1Peter5:7)


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