Cast My Cares – Finding Favour // Taking it Deeper

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Taking it Deeper is a different kind of show prep. You’ll find four things below: A song’s lyrics, a creative devotional thought, the video of the song, and applicable scriptures. You can summarize the devotional thought, or use the scripture as a basic break around a song. Check back each week for a new tune, or find over 300 songs at www.takingitdeeper.com. The best part about Taking it Deeper – It’s free!

LYRICS

When fear feels bigger than my faith
And struggles steal my breath away

When my back’s pressed up against the wall
With the weight of my worries stacked up tall
You’re strong enough to hold it all

I will cast my cares on You
You’re the anchor of my hope
The only one who’s in control
I will cast my cares on You
I’ll trade the troubles of this world
For Your peace inside my soul

This war’s not what I would’ve chosen
But You see the future no one knows yet

And there’s still good when I can’t
See the working of Your hands
You’re holding it all

I will cast my cares on You
You’re the anchor of my hope
The only one who’s in control
I will cast my cares on You
I’ll trade the troubles of this world
For Your peace inside my soul

Im finding there’s freedom
When I lay it all on Your shoulders

Cast my cares
I will
Cast my cares
I will
Cast my cares on You

 

TAKING IT DEEPER THOUGHTS

There’s a little game you can play next time you’re in the car.  It’s called “What’s the desire?”  It’s a pretty simple two-step game.  Step one is you realize that every single person in every car around you has something that they are desiring right now.  It may be ice cream from the grocery store down the street.  It could be their daily latte.  It might just be the desire to go to work, make money, and provide for their family.

Step two, you can pray this song for them and for yourself.  You can say “Lord, I cast my cares on You, and I pray that the person next to me will trust you enough to also cast their cares on you.  Please help us realize that you’re the only one who’s in control.  I know that they are having troubles of some kind, and that they have a desire that only you can fill.  I can’t see what’s inside their heart, but I do know that there is peace inside my soul because of you, and I pray for them to find that peace, because that will ultimately meet their desire.”

Can you imagine how we’d be able to erase road rage from our streets if everyone did that?!

APPLICABLE SCRIPTURE

1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Proverbs 3:5–6 (NIV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

John 16:33 (NIV)
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

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