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Does God Care About Me?

Does God Care About Me?

 

Diana Kleyn

 

 

 

Do you think God cares about you? Do you think God really knows everything about you? And if He does, does He care about all those details? Let’s turn to God’s own Word to find these answers. First of all, God made you. Whoever you are, wherever you live, you were created by God. You did not just happen to be born; God designed every detail of your body. In Psalm 139, David speaks about this: “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (14a). Verse 15 states: “My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.” The words translated as “curiously wrought” mean “embroidered with many colors.” Just as a highly skilled needle worker carefully puts each stitch in place, so the Lord took care to create each part of our bodies. Not only did God create us, He cares for us. Jesus told the multitudes of people, “But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows” (Luke 12:7). Peter urges us to “[cast] all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7). What does this mean? It means simply this: God cares about you. You can be sure that when you tell him all your anxieties, whether they are spiritual or physical, God will hear you. Secondly, God gave us the blessing of baptism. Were you baptized as a baby? This is a great privilege. In baptism, God promises that, just like dirt is washed away with water, so the Lord Jesus Christ will wash away your sins when, by grace, you repent and believe in Him. God promises salvation to anyone who comes to Him in faith and repentance, gifts that only God can give. It is a beautiful promise that you may remind God of when you pray. You may say, “Lord, I have been baptized. Thou hast placed Thy great Name beside mine, and Thou hast promised that if, by faith, I asked Thee for a new heart, Thou wilt be pleased to give it to me. Oh, do give true faith to me.” “And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee” (Genesis 17:7). Thirdly, God created you with a soul, which places you higher than the animals. When animals die, they return to dust and their existence ends. When God created Adam, however, He gave him a soul that would live forever. “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7). We are more valuable than the sparrows. God created every animal, tree, flower, and rock. These creations are marvelous in their design. If God took so much care in creating these beautiful things, how much more does He not care for us, who have souls that will never die? Again, Jesus told the people how much God cares about them, “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?” (Matthew 6:28-30). God created both your body and your soul. He created you specifically. He placed you in the home you have, with the parents and brothers or sisters you have. Think of all your blessings; they are gifts of God. Do you live in a Christian home? Do you attend a Christian school? Does your family go to church? Do you have a Bible? I’m sure you can add many other blessings to this list. With all of them, God is telling you that He cares about you. Do you have a difficult life? Perhaps you do not have a pleasant home or your family does not go to church. Does that mean God does not care? No, it does not. You are reading this right now because God wants you to know He cares. Many of God’s dearest children face tremendous difficulties and trials in their lives; His Word is full of promises for them. Perhaps your life is full of trouble. Yet if you put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, your soul will be safe. “For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall” (Isaiah 25:4). Salvation is God’s greatest gift. Seek it. Do not doubt that God is sincere when He tells you He cares. When Jesus looked over Jerusalem just before His death, He wept and said, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!” (Matthew 23:37). Will you go to Him? Ask Him to give you ears to hear His voice. Will you believe Him? Ask the LORD for the day of His power to make you truly willing. Flee to Him and trust Him to care for all your needs, for your body and for your soul. You will never be sorry, for there is no joy like the joy of God’s people. “Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!” (Psalm 31:19).

Taken from The Banner of Souvereign Grace Truth - September 2007


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