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Does God Care

QUESTION: Does God care?


Does God care? Usually that is a question people ask when they are faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles and calamities.

For example, the father who abused me as a child is old and feeble, and I’m supposed to take care of him now. The child I raised alone when I was a widow has rejected me. My own health is failing. On top of that, my car needs repair and I don’t have the money for that. Does God care? Does he even know what I’m going through? Where is God now?

Why does this happen? In Ecclesiastes 9:11 it says, “The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance will happen to them all.” Life happens; the good and the bad.

Job was a righteous man until the devil could stand it no longer. He told God, “Sure, he serves you. Look how you have protected him. Remove your hand of protection and see what will happen.” God did. Then calamities upon calamities happened to Job, but he remained firm in his faith. He declared, “Though he slay me yet will I trust him” (Job 13:15, KJV). After the testing was over, he was a greater man both physically and spiritually than before.

Hang in there! In Psalms 139:1 (Living Bible) it says, “You chart the path ahead of me.” And in verse 16 it says, You...scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe.” God knows all about it so hang in there! God says in Isaiah 54:7 (Living Bible) “For a brief moment I abandoned you. But with great compassion I will gather you.”

Since that is so, don’t lose heart. Run with patience the particular life race that is set before you. Surmount the particular obstacles you are facing. Don’t let them get you down (see Hebrews 12:1) There is a huge crowd of heavenly beings cheering you on.

“Oh yes he cares. I know he cares. His heart is touched by my grief.” (From an old hymn)

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