Does God really care?

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By BibleAsk Team


The question of whether God cares is one of profound significance and is deeply rooted in the Bible. To explore this question thoroughly, we will examine various Scriptural passages, theological insights, and reflections on the nature of God’s care.

Understanding the Concept of God’s Care

The idea that God cares encompasses the belief that God is intimately involved in the lives of individuals, offering guidance, comfort, and provision in times of need.

Psalm 23:1

One of the most beloved passages about God’s care is found in Psalm 23:1: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” This verse portrays God as a shepherd who provides for the needs of his flock, guiding them through green pastures and beside still waters.

Matthew 6:25-26

In the New Testament, Jesus reassures his followers of God’s care in Matthew 6:25-26: “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” This passage emphasizes God’s provision and care for all creation, inviting believers to trust in God’s abundant provision.

1 Peter 5:7

The apostle Peter echoes this sentiment in 1 Peter 5:7: “casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” This verse encourages believers to cast their anxieties and worries upon God, knowing that God cares deeply for them and will provide comfort and support in times of need.

The Ultimate Expression of God’s Love

The ultimate expression of divine love is the Father’s gift of His own Son through whom it becomes possible for us to be “called the sons of God” (1 John 3:1). “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13).

Therefore, no matter what happens in your life always trust that your heavenly Father loves you and is watching over you (Psalm 121:5-8). When you are worried, you must believe that He is still working in your life regardless of the situation you’re in. You will often detect His activity and notice His voice speaking to you through His Word, directing and guiding your steps (Proverbs 16:9). Your responsibility is to be sensitive to His hand as it leads you (Psalm 119:75).

Thus, when you are tuned with your heavenly Father, you will be able to identify His touch by His works in providence or by a bright light of His Word in your path. These incidents are signals from Him to let you know that He is by your side (Matthew 10:29) orchestrating events to work for your good (Romans 8:28).

Even in the dark times, you will know that the Lord is right there with you comforting you with His Spirit (Psalm 23:4). He will whisper in your ear “weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” (Psalms 30:5). Therefore, put your trust in Him completely and believe that even in your heartaches, pains and disappointments, the Lord “will never leave you, nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). He doesn’t lie. Therefore, learn to lay your cares on Him. “Casting all your care upon him; for He cares for you” (1 peter 5:7). By doing so, you’ll have more peace and happiness and your fears will fade away.

Theological Reflections on God’s Care

The notion of God’s care raises complex theological and existential questions, particularly in the face of suffering, injustice, and unanswered prayers.

The Problem of Evil

One of the most challenging theological issues related to God’s care is the problem of evil and suffering. How can God be considered caring and loving in the face of immense suffering, pain, and injustice in the world? The direct answer to this question lies in man’s freedom of choice. At the very beginning, man exercised his freedom of will and disobeyed God, bringing upon himself death and judgment. Therefore, man alone is the cause of all the pain and suffering that exist in our world today.

The Plan of Salvation

God the Father, in His infinite mercy and compassion, redeemed man from the deadly consequences of sin by the blood of His Son. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the [a]right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12). To become a son, or child, of God is to enter into the covenant relationship (Hosea 1:10) by the new birth (John 3:3). Thus, the plan of salvation restored man’s opportunity to know God and to choose to serve Him.
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Conclusion

In conclusion, the Bible affirms the heavenly Father’s care and compassion for humanity, which was perfectly revealed at the cross. The reality of suffering and evil in the world is due to man’s exercise of his freedom of choice and disobedience. Thus, he reaped the deadly consequences of rebellion. Ultimately, the belief in the heavenly Father’s care invites individuals to trust in His love and providence, even amidst life’s uncertainties and challenges. As believers seek to deepen their faith, the hope of God’s care remains a source of comfort, strength, and assurance.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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