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God Cares For Me | Part 1 

God Cares For Me

Part One

But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God (Psalm 40:17, KJV).

You and I daily become the prey of worry, anxiety and care; perhaps not one single day passes without anxiety. No individual in this world can claim that he has no worry. From an ordinary beggar to a king, from a factory laborer to a factory owner, from a farmer to a landlord, from a student to a teacher, from a physician to a patient, from a layman to the pastor of a church, from a child to an old man, a miner in the mine to a pilot of a jumbo jet; even the astronauts—all of them experience worry and anxiety of some sort.

If we view these anxieties with a positive point of view then they can offer us zeal and enthusiasm to move forward. They force us to think about the future. As we face our anxieties and hardships we may also dream of golden possibilities in our future, and work hard to turn the dreams into realities. We may work with courage, and face the issues of life with determination to move forward.

The prophet David writes, “Yet the Lord thinketh upon me.”  It means the Lord thinks about me. I am on my Lord’s mind; the Lord plans about me. The Lord is putting his mental energy toward me. God loves me. God is concerned about my well being. God thinks about me; He cares about me. Why? I am precious in His sight.

God cares about me. God daily cares for me. David issues this statement with great courage and confidence. His tone is confident, he expresses absolute confidence; this is a shout.

1)   This is a Shout of Confidence.

David has complete confidence in the Person of God; that God cares for him. He knew that God cared for him in the past. God protected him from the mouths of wild and devouring beasts. He set him free from the claw, fist and fury, and the grip of the enemy. He gave him victory over his adversary. He could see all the blessing, goodness and mercy of God in his life. He thanks Him and praises Him, and with this positive attitude he says, “God cares for me.”

Does God care for you? Just think it over and concentrate on all His goodness. Did God care for you in the past? Did God protect you from serious and life threatening diseases in the past? Did he protect you from dangerous and terrible circumstances which could have claimed your life?  Did he protect you from epidemic? Yes. That is why you are here at this stage of your life. You are healthy and safe due to the grace of God.

2)   This is a Shout of Boastfulness.

David is very boastful about his God. He boastfully states, “God cares for me.”

But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God (Psalm 40:17, KJV).

Soldiers shout in the battlefield. They shout in victory and with victory. It is a shout with a loud voice. This is the boastful shout. David boasts in God because he has been tested by God many times and God never left him alone; did not put him to shame. God did not forsake him. God never drew back His hand. Do you boast in God?

David says,

But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me;my glory, and the lifter up of mine head (Psalm 3:3, KJV).

He is my honor. I am proud of my God. I boast in him.

I will love thee, O LORD, my strength (Psalm 18:1, KJV).

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower (Psalm 18:2, KJV).

Boastfulness gives us courage and boldness about the Person in whom we trust.

3)  This is a Shout of Courage and Boldness.

Holy God is the source and originator of courage and boldness. God gives us courage from His own courage. Divine courage is powerful; it restores our inner power. David can say without doubt or hindrance, “God cares for me.” Sometimes our adversary hinders us, tries to prevent us from speaking this small, brief sentence of courage. But as we say these words he is put to shame right away.

Courage is an invisible strength, quality or attribute. When it is activated in our inner man then positive effects show up in our actions. Courage is clearly visible on our face, in our communication, and in the fluctuation and tone of our voice. Our face glows, a special kind of brightness is seen in our eyes and there are positive changes on the features of our face.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7, KJV).

God hates cowardly people. He desires that his people should live victoriously. With courage and boldness we must face the assaults of the enemy and the unfavorable circumstances of life. We must keep on moving and living in victory. We must thank the Lord, and with courage say, “God cares for me!” God cares for my family. God cared for me in the past and God will take care of me in the future; God is taking cares of me now at this specific moment.

4)  This is a Shout of Absolute Dependence.

This is David’s shout of absolute dependency on God. If God is on my side then what can man do to me? I do not fear man. Do you fully depend upon the Person of God? Or to some extent do you depend upon yourself? Do you live in a condition of doubt or suspicion? Blessed is the person who trusts in the Lord. God does not put His people to shame. It is very essential, very necessary that we trust in God with faith. Then you will see the great and wonderful works God will do for you.

5)  This is a Shout of Total Peace.

When a person claims, “God cares for me,” the expression or statement does not just come out of mouth by chance or by accident; it may be spoken for another reason: Peace.

·         The inner peace of an individual comes by his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

·         Peace is a condition which is not affect by external elements.

·         Peace is the position or situation of stillness, calmness and serenity; the waves become silent, and the inner rough sea stops its rage.

·         The condition or situation or atmosphere of inner peace, calmness, contentment, rules in our mind and heart.

·         Peace is a God-given gift and He desires that we put peace into practice in the dark and stormy nights.

·         We may use this peace in the earthquakes of life.

·         We must not give up this peace in the dark clouds of life, in the ocean of suffering, in the ups and downs of the waves and in the storms we experience.

The Divine has said,

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (John 14:27, KJV).

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7, KJV).

We have seen that this is a shout of confidence, a shout of boastfulness, a shout of courage and boldness, a shout of total dependence, and a shout of total peace. It is very important that we give place to this peace in our hearts. If we live in peace then, boastfully, we can say, “God cares for me, God cares for my family; God cared for me and my family in the past and God will take care of us in the future too.”

May the Lord help you to understand and put into practice the truth that God cares for you so that with confidence, boastfulness, courage and boldness, total dependence and absolute peace you can say, “God cares for me.”

Blessings, as you move on to Part Two.

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