“I cast all my cares upon You
I lay all of my burdens down at Your feet
And any time I don’t know what to do
I will cast all my cares upon You”
I remember singing this worship song in Sunday school as a child and in church from the Christian Hymnal. The writer, Kelly Willard, published these words into song in 1978 after being inspired by the words from 1 Peter 5:7. Throughout history, there have certainly been trials and tribulation. There have been trials in our lives and even amidst the celebrations, there have been some significant trials at Hudsonville Christian School. I have found this song and the connecting verse to be a humble reminder that we simply cannot do it all.
Over the last two years, I have found myself casting my cares, burdens and anxieties often to my precious Lord and Savior. There have been a multitude of challenges as an administrator that are way beyond my control. The challenges placed before the school have not been easy. The challenges placed before all of us have not been easy. I would describe the challenges as being very heavy at times, and yet we can take great comfort in knowing that our perfect Father cares for us and will not leave us. If we place our full trust in Him, we can find peace within all that surrounds us.
Last week, I took part in a few conversations with individuals who are currently enduring great trials. If it’s not one thing, it appears to be another. After I heard about the details and struggles faced in each situation, it was clear that they needed prayer warriors. I am thankful that we could immediately participate in fervent prayer with each other and lay the burdens at the feet of our perfect Father. I am not sure how each situation will turn out, but I am certain that God has it covered in His perfect timing.
Undoubtedly there will be continued challenges that we will face in the near future. While we do not know the future, we know Who holds the future. As we continue to partner together in Christian Education at Hudsonville Christian School, let us continue to place our trust in God and lay all of our burdens down at His feet.
Devon Brinks, Superintendent