What would our lives be like if we really, REALLY took this to heart,
believed it is something specific to each of us as individuals,
& actually did what Peter is suggesting here?
And consider this, there is one thing that comes out in each of the translations (The Message is a paraphrase)...
God cares about you (& me).
Peter wanted people to know – he wanted you & me to know – that God cares about each of us, individually.
The God of the universes care about each of us specifically.
Anybody need to hear this today, besides me?
1 Peter 5:7
for He cares about what happens to you. (NLT 1st edition)
all your worries,
and all your concerns,
once and for all] on Him,
for He cares about you
[with deepest affection,
and watches over you very carefully]. (Amplified)
because He cares for you. (ERV)
because He cares for you. (ESV)
for you are His personal concern. (J. B. Phillips)
He is most careful with you. (The Message)
because He cares for you. (NIV)
Since God cares for you, let Him carry all your burdens and worries. The Voice.