He Does Care
Posted on October 12, 2021 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters
…casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
(1 Peter 5:7)
There are many terrible things that can cause us to become angry, prompting us to ask “Who cares?” The answer to that question is: God cares, and He wants us to be the messengers of His love and caring. The only way to understand God’s love for us is through spiritual healing. A damaged person will fail at seeing God cares for them. He does care, and we should, too.
My prayer for the ones reading this is for God to soften their heart, to somehow make them care. I see so much pain being distributed through anger towards one another, I have to believe it’s from not caring how people feel. I know I can be guilty of caring too much about a principle I hold to, but if I care more about a principle than I do about the person, I’ve become unloving. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
To care is to think of others, and to think of others we need to think about God and the amazing gift of salvation through the Lord Jesus along with the Holy Spirit who guides and directs us. When I consider the love of God towards me I can allow my heart to be softened and then caring becomes possible.
Some of the major obstacles to caring can also be past hurts and disappointments that prevent us from opening ourselves up to being hurt again. That’s when we turn to verses like, Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. The idea is that when we are reaching hurting people and we become the victim of rejection, it’s not us they’re rejecting but God. So, cast your cares on Him, lace up your boots and get back out there and care.
This Freedom Fighter was originally published in Real Victory for Real Life Volume 3
Written by Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri and serves with her as full-time staff members. He is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Think About This: “Nothing that comes to me is void of divine purpose. In seeking to see the whole with God’s eyes, we can find the peace which human events so often destroy.” ―
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This Week’s Verse to Memorize: 13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” –Galatians 5:13-14