GOD CARES FOR YOU! 12-1-2013

posted Dec 9, 2013, 2:00 PM by Dale Barnes

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Pet.5:7 NIV)

What a revelation!  God cares for us!  Many will accept this in the mind, but has it really dawned on us? God truly cares for us!  God so CARED for the world that he gave his son so we would not perish eternally; so we would not be separated from God forever; so we would not exist in a place of eternal regret and hopeless sorrow.  

What a revelation!  Just at the right time; when we were helpless, Christ died for us. (Ro.5:6) In fact, we were ignorant of our dilemma.  There is none that seek God, no not one. (Ro.3:11)  We are so dead in our sin that we did not even care; but God cared!

To those who are called and come to Christ, they are forgiven and given a wonderful new life; God's life.  Born of the Holy Spirit; the gift of God.(Jn.3:3-5,4:14)  Christ becomes their shepherd and he leads their lives in the best (not always the easiest, but best) paths for now and the life to come.  He will be our help all along the way, because He cares. (Phil.1:6)

What is the apostle Peter's admonition to us? Cast all your care on him for he cares for you!

Our understanding of how God is working and using our lives is incomplete. We are told to “lean not to our own understanding.”  However, we know for sure some things. God loves and cares for us, so we can trust him in the most difficult and challenging circumstances.  In prayer and thanksgiving we can cast our care(s) on him.  He can and will handle all things for our good.  Let’s choose to practice this and walk in peace. (Phil.4:6)