DOES GOD CARE ABOUT ME?
There is a hopelessness in the air, everywhere. I see it, hear it, read it, reach out and touch it. I heard some, who claim faith in God, recently question if He really loves them. It has reached the point where some are feeling far away from Him, as if He never really knew, loved or cared about them.
What causes this kind of heart separation between the Creator and His creation?
Some of it is the natural human reaction to adversity, and that is Fear. It is easy to say, "all we have to fear is fear itself" and some other cliche like it. But the fact of the matter is, there is major pain out there.
There is not only financial pain, but marriages are failing. Families are coming part. Teens are doing things with electronic devices and displaying their lives all over social media. Suicide; drug use; alcoholism; internet pornography....on and on...WHERE IS THE LOVE?
Where is God?
Well, God never moved. The same God Who sent us here to find our way back to Him, with the easiest road map ever, never moved. We did. We got ourselves strung out on a limb so much, we looked down and saw the branch about to break, with us far from the tree trunk.
He is not distant from us. We are from Him.
The good news? He loves us more! He not only sent His Own Son, the co-equal of God, to pay the price for a debt He did not owe, if you just open your heart and ask Him to open your own eyes, He will let you see how much He loves you.
But watch your expectations. America and the western world are all about instant gratification. God ain't! His Love is deep, timeless and completely real...and at times...it WILL be real tough love!
"For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness (or mercy) toward those who fear Him. (Psalm 103:11)....and WHY is that?
"So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows" (Matthew 10:31) ....because "... you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light (1Peter 2:9).
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