She (Martha) came to him (Jesus) and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed – or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:40b-42)
Last night my Bible Study studied the Scripture 1 Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” The question was asked: “Is casting your cares on God an action of humbleness?” People who are proud want to maintain control of everything. They can’t place their anxieties at Jesus’ feet. They may pray about their problems, but they continue to worry. They don’t trust God. They only trust themselves.
Jesus pleads, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things. Only one thing is needed. Be humble, sit at my feet and trust me. Cast your cares on me.”
Heavenly Father, let me humble myself under your mighty hand and choose what is better. In the name of Jesus, I won’t worry about what others are doing or not doing. Lord, I sit at your feet. I give you my worries, and I trust you to take them and guide me. In Jesus’ precious name I pray. Amen.