WHO CARES?”

July 7th, 2011

A phrase that is usually spoken with the assumption that no one really cares is this one, “Who Cares?” It is a comment born out of the frustration that comes when circumstances have turned against us and we have grown weary of the fight. It is then when doubts of God’s love and care begin to surface and we find ourselves asking this question, “Who Cares?” Amid the troubles that life sometimes will bring, it is without doubt a valid question, one for which God has an assuring answer.

Circumstances do not dictate the Love & Care of God:The Gospels tell the story about Jesus sleeping on board a ship with the disciples, when a great storm rose up threatening their lives. As they awakened Jesus, one of the disciples said, “Master, carest thou not that we perish?” (Mark 4:38) Their hearts were filled with fear. They wondered how Jesus could sleep at a time like this and thus assumed that He didn’t care about them and what may happen. Unfortunately, they mistakenly allowed the crisis of the storm to dictate their understanding of the love and care of God. We likewise, must be careful not to do the same. We must not allow the hardships of life to be the measuring stick of God’s care. The bottom line is that no matter what happens or doesn’t happen, God cares for us. How do we know? He says so in His Word! I Peter 5:7 affirms it, “Casting all your care upon Him for He cares for you!” In the midst of every crisis or tribulation, His love and care for us remains absolute, unaltered, unadjusted and unchanged. Thus, when the storms of life assault us and the question surfaces in our hearts, “Who Cares”?, may we, with boldness of heart, declare, “God cares”, He always has and He always will according to the promise of His holy Word.

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