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).
In Part One, we saw the inner condition of David and that his trust and confidence in the Lord helped him to say these words, “God cares for me.”
We saw these first five points:
1. This is a Shout of Confidence.
2. This is a Shout of Boastfulness.
3. This is a Shout of Courage and Boldness.
4. This is a Shout of Absolute Dependence.
5. This is a Shout of Total Peace.
Now we look at the next five points.
6) This is a Shout of Perfect Comfort
In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul(Psalm 94:19, KJV).
The opposite of comfort is unrest, strife, disorder, disturbance, conflict, panic, harassment, annoyance, and irritation. The person who suffers unrest is not interested in any task. A sea of turmoil rages in the inner man. An individual may want to do many tasks at but he cannot perform even one task rightly or correctly.
Comfort, peace, calmness is a power, a strength which soothes and does not allow us to toss or sink. It gives stability to our feet. Externally the mountains of hardship may fall upon us but internally we are strong by the grace of God and we can face those challenges very bravely and boldly. We keep on moving in the journey of our life. When we lose or suffer, God almighty comforts us; He keeps our heart strong, we have the right blood pressure. We can sleep nicely by the help of God but if we try to handle our problems by ourselves then our life becomes scattered, there is no discipline in our life.
Comfort keeps our nerves strong. We can stand firm in the most difficult situation. When comfort rules in our inner being then we can openly and freely utter these words, “God cares for me.”
7) This is a Shout of Joy.
In this world everybody struggles to achieve joy and happiness. But this happiness runs ahead of him. People use different methods to make happiness their servant, but it is all in vain. The opposite of happiness is sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, tragedy. These emotions reign everywhere. Even if we don’t call hopelessness and sadness, they still sit on our shoulders and make their nest in our minds. Sadness and hopelessness make a negative impact on our mind, body, and soul.
But contrary to this negativity, we see that joy can create a very positive and pleasant impact. Joy is reflected on the face; it becomes fresh and glows, the eyes shine. Joy reflects in mental alertness; we enjoy improved physical activity and spiritual contentment and our satisfaction is visible. By receiving Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Savior we have this joy.
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not,yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory (1 Peter 1:8, KJV).
The happiness of this world is temporary. With the passage of time a person will experience many ups and downs in his life. Worldly happiness is not permanent. But divine joy is permanent and it can have a soothing effect on others. Other people see this joy that brings divine happiness and they desire it.
God cares for me; this is the shout of joy. When joy resides in our inner being, the outside world is changed. Even in darkness we can see a ray of light. Behind the dark black clouds, the mild rays of the sun seem very pleasant to our eyes. In the dark night there is hope of the coming new day. In the storm we hear the news of calmness. This is joy and the shout of joy.
God cares for me, He is the creator of heaven and earth, the Master. He is the sustainer who manifested Himself unto us in the form of the Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him the forgiveness of sins and salvation is freely available. This same God gives me joy and He cares for me!
8) This is a Shout of Positive Thinking.
God desires our thought patterns to be positive and we must surrender to the will of God. There is another kind of “positive thinking” which faith healers use and they use it excessively. I am not talking about this type of positive thinking. The faith healers try to command everything to be in existence, or to be done, or to happen.
However, God does want us to think positively. We should not have negative thoughts. We must surrender to the will of sovereign God, follow His will, and obey Him whether or not the circumstances, the situations or the persons are favorable. We must give first preference to the will of God and depend totally upon Him. We must trust in Him alone. This type of positive thinking means that even in negative circumstances we must see the positive aspect of life.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28, KJV).
God cares for me; this statement of positive thinking is the shout from a positive mind, and of positive thinking. Negative thinking does not derive from God; it is the product of our adversary. Negative thoughts will come upon us like this: We will begin to think; what will be the future of my family... God does not care for me... etcetera. During this period of negativity the enemy sows his bitter seeds; he sows the seeds of doubt. The enemy also sows the seeds of self pity in our minds, to lead us to doubt the Person of God. His goal is to have us think; I am a useless person. This type of thought is transferred from the enemy: I have no value. I am hopeless and failure is my portion. I have not achieved anything. Other people are ahead of me... etcetera.
God the Creator and our Savior wants to remove our negative thinking. He wants us to think positively. This is His desire and will. God Himself is positive and He wants to see His people positive. When we surrender to the Lord, we can say boastfully and with courage, “God cares for me.”
9) This is a Shout of Freedom.
You will know the truth and the truth will set you free. God has set us free through the Lord Jesus Christ; He has called us to be free. Jesus is truth and life. Divine freedom is a gift, freedom from sin, freedom from captivity of the devil, freedom from anxieties and tragedies. Freedom is a condition of the mind.
Freedom is like this: A person comes along and delivers another person from the hands of his enemy. The freedom fighter loosens the chains, breaks them and sets the prisoner free. God cares for me. This is the shout of freedom. A believer may be trapped in a sea of hardship and anxiety but he knows that the Lord is alive and that “He cares for me.” The believer knows the Lord delivered him in the past, He will deliver him now and He will also deliver him in the future. Inwardly he is free; his mind, his thoughts, his imagination are all set free by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
While he is under the burdens of life, still he is free; he is peaceful under the pressures of life, in mental tension he is content. He may fall but he rises again; in hopelessness he is hopeful. God cares for me. This statement comes to his lips and roars in his mind; when a person is inwardly free, with freedom and a loud shout he says, “God cares for me.”
10) This is a Shout of Victory.
In this world everybody wants to live victoriously. Nobody likes failure; nobody wants to feel hopeless. The human mind always pursues and struggles for success and victory. Man can achieve temporary success but permanent success runs miles away from him. Only the Person of Holy God can help a man to achieve permanent success.
When a man surrenders before God and says, “I am not in a position to do anything. Oh God, have mercy on me.” Then God stretches out His hand of love and mercy to him and this man begins his journey on the road to success. There may be ditches along the way, rough or broken roads, ups and downs, depths, dangerous blind turns, steep and fast downward trails with sharp turns; a person may face all sorts of difficult circumstances in life yet with boldness he can move forward.
Such person stays victorious in all aspects of life. He lives a victorious Christian life. He does not fear or get in a panic because of difficult situations or challenges. He passes through the depths of anxiety; the clouds of hopelessness overshadow him, walls of hindrances surround him. His enemies speak against him, sickness and disease separate him from society, financial crises laugh at him, the arrows of discouragement fall upon him—but he does not step off his solid Rock of Jesus Christ. He safely goes into His fortress, he hides in His refuge and he sings this song, “God cares for me.” This is the shout of victory.
May the Lord grant us grace that while we live in a multitude of troubles we are still able to utter, “God cares for me.” Keep on trusting on the Person of Holy God. Live with boldness and courage, fully dependent upon the Creator God. Continue your journey on this earth with joy and peace. Keep on moving, with jubilation, with positive thought patterns, liberty, freedom and victory, because God cares for me, and you.
May the Lord richly bless you.