Place all your worries on him since he takes care of you. 1 Peter 5:7

Peter, a short time before his death that he wrote this letter from Rome. He tried to encourage believers who were suffering by presenting the example of Christ to them by explaining the consequences of baptism to which we are saved. In raising Jesus Christ from the death, he has given us new life and the hope of sharing enduring life beyond death, sin and all fleeting things.

Our faith shall be tested, like gold in a furnace but God’s power shall keep us faithful until salvation is revealed in the last days. So then be alert, with confident trust in the grace we shall receive when Jesus Christ appears. Love one another with all our heart to live a blameless life and eager to live a useful and holy life before God, in proportion to what we have cost him. Share each other’s troubles with mutual affection, be compassionate and humble. Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. Live wisely and spend time praying so that the peace of Christ and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us.

Be glad to share in the suffering of Christ and endure sufferings as Christ suffered. If anyone suffers on account of being a Christian, let him not be ashamed; rather let his name bring glory to God. In order that we may share the Glory which is to be revealed, shepherd the flock which God has entrusted willingly, for God’s sake; not as one looking for a reward but with a generous heart. Place all worries on him since he takes care of us with his kindness. This kindness means all of God’s plan to save us, through Christ our Lord.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.