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WHAT GOD'S CARING FOR US MEANS

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you
1Peter 5:7

It so easy to read over these words and not reflect on their eaning. Today I would like to share with you what it means when it says that God cares for us? And secondly, I would like to share what should be our response to His caring for us? Before reading this devotional I strongly urge you to prepare yourself in a time of prayer as Satan will try to distract.


God's Caring For Us Means That

We have a forever friend never to leave, never to forsake, One of whom we are reminded that in His keeping of us, He neither slumbers nor sleeps. Lev. 26:44 says; “I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God.”

God's Caring For Us Means That

We have One who is move by the things, which cause us to be moved. Mt 14:14 states, “And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. Simply put, God concerns Himself with the things that concern His creation. Regardless the intensity of our situation, if we are affected by it, so also is our Savior. Whether we struggle with things temporal or spiritual, immense or petite God is Keenly aware of our spiritual barometer. Truly, He is affected by what affects those who love Him. We are told in Heb 4:15 that; “we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities.”

God's Caring For Us Means That

We have One who lives to impart grace and sustain in each and every circumstance. In Psalms 55:22 we are encouraged to “Cast our burden upon the Lord, and he will sustain us.” Although there will be times when we are called upon to suffer great loss, there will never be a trial that will, as the Hebrew denotes cause us to, “be carried out of course.” Yes, we can most assuredly look to Him for strength and grace to bear us up. His grace is graciously and generously showered upon us that we may be ultimate victors.

Psalms 46:1 states; “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” God’s help is readily available. We are given a vivid picture of this help in Matthew 11:28 where it says; “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” These words are both powerful and sure. The relief promised is real, the impact liberating. Jesus takes our burden and bears it on His shoulders.

God's Caring For Us Means That

We have a power ally, one who condescends to those of lowly estate. Deut. 4:7 says; “For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?” Unlike the gods of the ancients who believe their gods were distant and unconcerned, we find our God personally inviting us into His presence to pour our hearts before Him. Psalms 62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah

God's Caring For Us Means That

We have One who is ever mindful of us. Ps 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.” And not only is He mindful of us, but His thoughts are to give us a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11,12; “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.” What a comfort to know that the God of this universe, a God who as the Book of Genesis tells us, “And God Said, And It Was So.” This is the God who cares and thinks upon us more than we could ever comprehend.

God's Caring For Us Means That

We have One whose love for us is unconditionally and for all time. Jeremiah 31:3; “The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” There is nothing we can do to earn this kind of love. In fact we are told in the Book of Romans that even while we were His enemies, Christ died for us. God’s love for us is independent of our so-called track record. 2Timothy is quick to remind us; “If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.” God will not cast us off when we are “old” or become “useless.” Surely He is the Friend that sticks closer than a brother, the Friend who was born for adversity. Yes, all may forsake you, but Jesus personally guarantees; “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (Hebrews 13:5)

This is what is means when we are told that God Careth For Us!

What Should Our Response Be To All These Things?

I believe Exodus 4:31 sums it up quite clearly. "And when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped."

THINK ON THESE THINGS ACT ON THESE THINGS

May God grant you His peace 
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Brother Dan

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