May I state the obvious? There is so much heartbreak in the world. Today I heard of the death of a beloved husband, father of young children, son, and friend. His death occurred although those who loved him prayed passionately and with faith.
May I state also what is often questioned in seasons such as this? God cares. Hear the words of Frank E. Graeff, written in 1901, after meditating on 1 Peter 5:7, following a season characterized by difficult trials.
Does Jesus Care?
Does Jesus care when my heart is pained
Too deeply for mirth or song,
As the burdens press, and the cares distress
And the way grows weary and long?
Oh yes, He cares,
I know He cares,
His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary
I know my Savior cares.
Does Jesus care when my way is dark
With a nameless dread and fear?
As the daylight fades into deep night shades,
Does He care enough to be near?
Does Jesus care when I’ve tried and failed
To resist some temptation strong;
When for my deep grief there is no relief,
Though my tears flow all the night long?
Does Jesus care when I’ve said “goodbye”
To the dearest on earth to me,
And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks,
Is it aught to Him? Does He see?
He cares. He cares. He cares. We may not understand what is happening in our lives and/or the lives of others but we can rest assured that He cares for us.
“Casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over your very carefully]. ” (1 Peter 5:7, AMP)