Posted by: Michael | January 15, 2012

God Does Care… His Word Says So

Cast all your care upon Him Because He cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7

Too often today the question is asked does God care? The answer is yes He does. Very much. Usually the next question is then why does He allow the things to happen in the world? Why does He allow pain, sickness, disease, heartache, and all sorts of other problems. The answer is simple, sin.

I know, I know you’ve probably heard it all before. But it’s the truth. When Adam and Eve chose to disobey God He had no choice but to put them out of the paradise He created for them. I’m sure He did this reluctantly because He knew what lie ahead not only for them, but for us as well. Let’s be clear satan did tempt Eve. But she had a choice. She chose to listen to him and ignore God’s admonition against eating the fruit of that particular tree. Nothing else was withheld from them. Satan convinced Eve that God was holding out on her. After all the fruit was beautiful, it looked good enough to eat and why shouldn’t she be like God? Eve could not see that God was protecting her as any good parent does. Satan was successful in getting her to believe his lies. So sin was introduced into the world and things would never be as they should have been. The way God meant for it to be.

I guess the next question is why did God allow Eve to do this? He could have stopped her. Yes, He could have. But He did not create mindless robots that would love and obey Him because they were made to. Adam and Eve had wills and intellect of their own. Remember God created them as adults not small children. So it stands to reason that He blessed them with the mental faculties of adults. They understood the difference between right and wrong. Between obedience and disobedience. I believe that they were much more intelligent than any man or woman God ever created. With that intelligence came the power to choose. They could choose to obey or not. But because they made the wrong decision sin entered into the world and we have been suffering for it ever since.

But God never ceased caring for His children. Even though they deliberately disobeyed His commandment. Today we have all kinds of trouble in the world. The Bible speaks of this. And it’s only going to get worse. Much worse. Our days on this earth are short and full of trouble. Especially if you have made a decision to live righteously and the Lord Jesus Christ is your savior. We can expect all manner of persecution from the world, the devil, our friends and family, strangers, even our own flesh.

But why is that? Jesus said it best when He explained that because you are not of this world, therefore the world hates you. You are a symbol of what Christ suffered and died for. Your life now belongs to Him. You have been bought with a price. You are no longer your own. But He did not leave you defenseless. He promised to never leave nor forsake you. Even in the most trying times of your life He is right there by your side. The Holy Spirit is there to instruct and guide you into all truth.

You may be thinking this all well and good Michael, but what I am going through is painful. My marriage is mess, I’ve lost my job, I’m going to lose my home, my finances are a wreck, I don’t see God doing much for me. Oh but He is. From the foundation of the world God loved you. That means that long before the earth was created He knew you. He knows everything about you. Nothing that is happening or has happened to you is a surprise to God. He is in your past, present and future all at the same time. Therefore the solution to your situation was resolved a long time ago.

Therefore He has already made a way for you to not only bear this temporary trial, but to be victorious. You are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. Unfortunately, the enemy wants you to believe otherwise. This all boils down to your faith. The faith to believe that the God of the Bible cares about all that concerns you. He wants you to trust Him will all your heart, soul and mind. Look to no one else but Him for your help. This is not easy for us humans. We don’t particularly like being in pain or uncomfortable. We want it to end quickly. We desire instant gratification. So we look to others that may be able to help us. Let me tell you. If you don’t go through this the way He wants you to, you will only go through it again and again until you have learned the lesson he is trying to teach you. He wants you to know Him better, to understand that He wants to take care of you. Why would He tells us this in His word if it wasn’t true?

If you are one of His children He is not trying to hurt or destroy you. He is showing you His power and might in all things. He wants you to call on Him and no one else. He has promised to take care of you. He said to cast your cares upon me for I care for you. The scriptures also says that we are to be anxious for nothing, but to make our requests be made know unto God with thanksgiving.

My brothers and sisters I know that it is not easy to praise God and thank Him for His goodness when everything seems to be falling apart around you. But this is exactly the time when you should. Don’t concentrate on the problem. Put your eyes on God and His promises to you. He is walking with you in this valley. Hold on to His mighty hand. Don’t look for the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. Look at Him instead. It is there that you will find your peace and comfort in the midst of the storm you are in.

He has never lied to anyone and He never will. Whatever problem you are experiencing today call out to Him. If all you can do is whisper His name do it. In the midst of your anguish and pain cry out to Him for help and guidance. I promise you He will help you. His word says so.

The enemy will try to make you believe that there is no hope for you. That God has abandoned you and there is no help coming. He will try with all his might to make you distrust God’s word.  This is an attack and lies from the pit of hell. The Bible calls the devil a liar from the beginning. No matter what you feel trust God. No matter what the doctor says or the boss, or how hopeless the situation seems TRUST GOD. He will not let you down. We get into trouble when we concentrate on the situation instead of God. When we look to impotent mortal men for help we are in essence telling Him I can’t trust you. God commands us to trust Him. To do otherwise is sin.

But you must do your part. Make sure that you are reading His word daily. It doesn’t have to be several chapters read a verse or two. Soon you will want to read and learn more about the things of God. Pray daily. It doesn’t have to be complicated or last for hours. Martin Luther once said that the simple prayers are the best prayers.

You are not alone. God’s angels are fighting in the heavenly places for you right now. The battle has already been won. The fight now is for your faith. Without it you can’t please Him. Will you trust God? Will you take Him at His word? Will you hold on to Him no matter what the circumstances? You can and He will help you God is not a man that He would lie. His word will not come back to Him void. It will do what He has set it out to perform.

I will pray for all who ask for it and for all who visit this site. I will provide my email address if you want to write to me in private.

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  1. Michael, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog! Will look so forward to the next one. God Bless,
    Your friends and neighbors @ 831 Skyline!
    Ellen & Bill Davis

    • Hi Ellen & Bill!

      I am so glad you stopped by for a visit and enjoyed what I believe God put on my heart to help strengthen and encourage His children.

      I am working on another blog. It will be out soon. Thanks for you kind words! – Michael

  2. So many things about me have changed, my faith is stronger and I’m much more confident. A lot of life lessons but no regrets.


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