In 1 Peter 5:7, we are told, “Cast ALL your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”
I would like to make 3 points concerning this text.
1. ALL means ALL
~ Not just 1, 2, 3 or 5,6, or 7 things… but a 1,000 and then some more.
So how is your prayer life? Do yo pray 1, 2, or 3 things and then fall asleep?
2. ALL means ALL
~ This includes not just the big things, but the little things also. There is nothing that God does not hear. Sometimes we may think that the request we have to make is too small to bother others with, and who know they may be … like “How could something silly like that bother you???”
Illustration: Laurie N who stubbed her big toe in ballet practice…
God does not mind. ALL means ALL.
3. ALL means ALL
~ But this also includes the big things that we find it difficult to say to others. Perhaps they cannot handle it.
There is nothing that God so big that God cannot handle otherwise… In fact, no matter how big it were, it would still be too small for Him. In fact the bigger, the better. Why? Because the bigger it is, the more God is honored and glorified.
One last point: ALL means ALL.
At any point in the Gospels, do you every see Jesus condemning anyone for bringing a request to Him. Instead James 4:2 tells us, that “You have not because you ask not.”
So if ever you see anything being criticized, it is not asking.