God instructs me to cast all my care upon Him, all my worry, thoughts and passions, because He cares for me (1 Peter 5:7}.

When trying to get rid of a pesky, harmful, or useless thought, I know there’s a problem. When I try not to think about something, I think about it even more, like worrying. Worry is defined as being consumed by thinking of doing something about which I can do nothing effective, mainly because I don’t tap into God’s wisdom.

I need to take into account the goodness God has poured into my mind and flesh. 

Kent is interim director of music at Church of Our Savior and teaches music at Loretta Elementary School in Mandarin. See more devotions here.