God Really does Care
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand…For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you(Isaiah 41:10,13)
Haven’t there been times in your life when you felt like you had God all figured out. And the pieces of your life fit together like a jig-saw puzzle, then all of a sudden you were dealt a crushing unexpected blow and you wondered if God really did care. And you said, “Why, Lord? Why me? Why now? Why at this moment in my life?”
When it rains, it pours.” Everything seems to happen at once, and sometimes so quickly: a sudden death in the family, a bad report from the doctor, an accident, a lost job. Murphy’s Law: If anything can go wrong it will, seems to be the way of life.
Things were going well for him. He was successful, had money, a good family and suddenly things changed. All his children were killed in a severe storm, all of his possessions were taken away, and he himself became very sick. How could he fit the pieces of his life back together? His wife told him to curse God and die. Three friends who came to visit looked at him and for seven days without a word spoken and then, when they did speak, they accused him of having some sin in his life. Who needs friends like that? How did this man, Job, respond? “I know that my Redeemer lives.” (Job 19:25) What confidence! What love! What courage!
I want to encourage you today by reminding you that regardless of your situation, God is on the throne and he is aware of your circumstances. He will never forsake you. His promise from Isaiah is true,” For I am the Lord, your God, who takes you by the right hand and says to you, ’Do not fear, I will help you.’
Believe it! Go to God in prayer now and praise Him for His Word to you today.