Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (1 Peter 5:7) 
Have you ever seen an octopus and how it grabs hold of its prey?
Each of its tentacles has tiny suction cups that grip. 
It constricts and tightens around what it catches.  

Some octopuses can even paralyze, weaken, and kill with poisonous venom.  
Anxiety is like that octopus.  
It slips into the tiny cracks in our confidence, poisoning our thoughts and sucking the life out of us. 
It constricts our actions and paralyzes our ability to think, rest, and enjoy life. 
It doesn’t always make sense.  

Sometimes, it can hit us like a freight train. 
Other times, we can pinpoint the source of it. 
Whether it comes from fear of the unknown, what others think of us, or how a situation will turn out, anxiety is disabling.
But God’s Word tells us to cast all our anxieties on Him because He cares for us.
God cares for you so much that He wants to take your fears, concerns, and worries onto His shoulders.  
Peter tells us to cast our anxieties on God, which means to throw forcibly! 
Ask God to take your stress and give you His peace as you wait on Him to work. Amen.
What a way to look at fear, after reading this devotion I won’t look at an octopus the same way ever again. I never put the two together but what a powerful point of view. I pray today after reading this devotion you are enlightened and encouraged  to cast your anxieties on God, or as today’s devotion says, throw forcibly.
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!