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28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” — Matthew 11:28–30 (NLT)

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. — 1 Peter 5:6–7 (NIV)

22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. — Psalm 55:22 (NIV)

Casting our lives on Jesus

Lord Jesus, I surrender all of my life to you. I give you my feelings, my reactions, my hurts and heartaches. I give you my joy and my sorrow, my anger and my empathy. I set my mind on you. Capture my every thought. I give you my thoughts, my focus, and my attention. I give you my memory and recall, my understanding and imagination. I give to you, Lord, my interpretation of events in my life. I surrender all the news, all worry and speculation. I surrender everything grabbing my attention. I give everyone and everything to you. I dedicate my life to you, Lord God, and to you alone.

Psalm 3:1–8 (NLT)

A psalm of David, regarding the time David fled from his son Absalom.

1 O Lord, I have so many enemies; so many are against me.

2 So many are saying, “God will never rescue him!”

Interlude (selah)

3 But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.

4 I cried out to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy mountain.

Interlude (selah)

5 I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me.

6 I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me on every side.

7 Arise, O Lord! Rescue me, my God! Slap all my enemies in the face! Shatter the teeth of the wicked!

8 Victory comes from you, O Lord. May you bless your people. 

Interlude (selah)