“ When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? – Psalms 8:3-4.
This week we looked at the subject of worry. Peace is the opposite of worry. When you look at the subject of worry, you end up trying to come to grips with just how much God cares. People are often concerned whether God cares. Because if you believe that God doesn’t care, you will not trust God, which leads to a control freak, which leads a person into a scary world of worry and anxiety. Most people have people that care about them, but God cares the most.
When we keep our eyes focused on God, we remember his love for us and we realize we truly have nothing to worry about. God has a wonderful plan for our lives, and part of that plan includes taking care of us. Even in the difficult times, when it seems like God doesn’t care, we can put our trust in the Lord and focus on His kingdom. God will take care of our every need. And if every need is met, what do you have to worry about.
“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life-whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?” (Matthew 6:25 NLT)
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” (Matthew 6:31-33NLT)
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” (1 Peter 5:7 NLT)
God cares. In fact, he cares more than you care. He wants to help more than you want help. He knows what will help you more than you know what will help you. He is aware, and He cares.
If you knew and felt how much your heavenly Father cares compassionately and constantly about you, you’d have to love him back. If you feel like God is a million miles away, it’s because you don’t understand the kind of caring Father He really is. That understanding is the first step to real peace.
- Do you believe God cares about you? Why or why not?
- Does the belief that God cares change why you worry? Why or why not?
- What steps can you take to worry less.