May I state the obvious? There is much heartbreak, grief, and uncertainty in the world.
May I state also what is often asked in seasons such as this? If there is a God, does He care?
The answer is, there is a God and He cares. More than anyone human can comprehend. The Cross is the ultimate demonstration of His unfailing love.
Others have asked the question over the centuries. The question and the answer are beautifully shared in the words Frank E. Graeff wrote in 1901, reportedly 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?
God cares. God cares. He cares for you, personally, not just the world. He cares. We may not understand what is happening in our lives. We may not understand what is happening in the lives of our loved ones or our communities and nation(s) but we can be confident in this truth – God is and 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)
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