Taking this approach to situations is what I believe Jesus had in mind when He said,
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matthew 6:34
And another place Peter was inspired to write;
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Compassion, and taking the “care” of something are two totally different things.
I was thinking on a recent conversation that I was having with someone who was telling me about a health concern, and I cared (compassion) but I didn’t “care,” casting the burden of it over on Jesus….
the only One who can change it.
It’s hard to not want to get caught up in the situation, because emotionally you want to do something, but sympathy doesn’t cure, only the blood of Jesus does.
I think of the example of Jesus when He brought Healing to the man at the pool of Bethesda;
|Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.|
|3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.|
|4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.|
|5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.|
|6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?|
|7 ¶ The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.|
|8 ¶ Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.|
|9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath|
Jesus obviously had compassion, but he didn’t wallow with the man emotionally…
He simply Spoke the Word to the situation.
We have to do the same… Infirmity; MEET JESUS.
I kept hearing in my Spirit yesterday, RISE to the occasion…
There are occasions all around us.
Jesus walked the streets of pain, sickness, poverty, and chaos.
He is the example of how we should care, but not care.
We, as ambassadors of Christ can see the situations all around us rise to the Word’s Power.
It doesn’t just mean healing.
If you’re struggling financially this morning, or emotionally,
cast the care of it onto Jesus.
He’s the Only One who can make it change.
Worry won’t change anything.
Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters today, that they care, but don’t “care.”
I pray that we rise to the occasions of this life, knowing that in You, we have power over power.
We don’t have to take the care because Jesus already did.
In Jesus Name,