Thursday, May 28, 2015

Because He Cares For You

"6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." (1 Peter 5: 6-7)

I used to believe that God would not care for me if I was worried or full of cares.

I had to get rid of the anxieties in my life, or He would back away because I would not trust Him.

Yet what does the verse above say?

"Casting your care (singular!), for he cares for you."

He cares for us, even while we have our cares.

He has been caring for us from the moment that He sent His Son to die for us.

In fact, the loving care of our Daddy God was on full display as soon as man fell:

"14And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
"15And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel." (Genesis 3: 14-15)
The same serpent who had deceived Eve, and whom Adam did nothing to stop, this same serpent faced the sure prophesy of his defeat from "the woman's seed", i.e. Jesus.
God also dressed Adam and Eve in coats of skin, a picture of God's perfect righteousness clothed upon us through Jesus' death on the Cross:
"21Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them." (Genesis 3: 21)
God was all about caring for His creation, man, even when they did not care for Him or consider what He had told them.
Paul further explains:
"8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. 11And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement." (Romans 5: 8-10)
He does not care for us because of anything that we have done, but because of all that Jesus has done for us.
We have this sure confidence because He has paid for all our sins forever:
10For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
11And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
12For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more." (Hebrews 8: 10-12)
He is a God to us, and we are His people. He cares for us.
Don't feel bad about your cares. Cast and keep on casting your cares on Him, Because he cares for you.
If you are still full of cares, the remedy is very simple: you need to know and believe that He cares for you!

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