Friday, February 19, 2010

God Cares About Our Lives

Each of us has worries. Some have worries about health problems and medical tests. Others have worries about relationship issues. Still others have worries about money and bills. Worries are universal, we all experience them.

The apostle Peter wrote; So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and in his good time he will honor you. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you (1 Peter 5:6-7; NLT).

One of the amazing truths we discover in this passage is that God cares about us! The implication of that reality is that all of our worries and cares matter to Him. He cares about those silly fears we have about talking in front of a group of people, being in the dark, or of thunderstorms.

The big worries also matter to God. He cares about the fact that we worry about the salvation of our friends and family, that we are unable to find work, or that our parents' are sick.  Everything that causes us to worry or that we care about, God also cares about. How do we know that? Peter tells that  God “cares about what happens to you.”

The evidence of God's love for us is seen in the blessings He so generously gives.  This is why I think it is important to take a few minutes on a regular basis and write a list of the ways God has blessed your life.

The life, death, and resurrection of Christ Jesus is more evidence that God cares for us.  He is the one who took the initiative to save us when He had every right to allow us experience the pain of our rejection of Him.

The knowledge of God's love for us should motivate us to pray. Knowing God cares about the smallest detail of our lives should help us understand that there is a great importance in taking time to pray about the circumstances in our lives, the wounds in our hearts, and the problems of our loved ones.

Because we have a limited perspective on life means we will not always agree with how God works in our lives or answers our prayers, but I am certain that as we live a life of faith we will be able to look back on our lives and see God's handiwork.  When all is said and done we will realize that God led us by the best road.

I think this passage provides us with a great picture of God. We matter to God, and He cares about what happens in our lives. May this truth motivate us to come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it (Hebrews 4:16; NLT).

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