ONE WHO CARES!
“…..casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (I Peter 5:7).
'Caring' is one of the characteristics of God. When someone pours out caring words affectionately towards you, your heart gets cooled. When you go to your native place after a long gap, you feel happy when the relatives inquire you with care and concern.
While the Tamil Bible describes Him as 'one who inquires', the English translation records this as 'one who inquires with great desire and total concern.' He does not enquire about you like the worldly people, out of duty or custom or traditional commitment. It is to help you, He cares with all consideration.
As He is filled with your thought, He cares for you. He shows care as He desires to bless you. David says, “But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinks upon me” (Psalm 40:17). “Can a woman forget her nursing child and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you” (Isaiah 49:15).
In the Scripture, we see Hagar who was a slave going out of her home with anger over Sarah. She had no support. She lost the love of her mistress and her husband. She walked alone. We read in the Scripture that God took care of her by sending His angel when there was none to take care of her.
“Hagar, Sarah’s maid, where have you come from, and where are you going?” (Genesis 16:8). Not only that. God who showed care on her knew what her requirement was and how to comfort and guide her. The Scripture says “And the Angel of the Lord said to her: Behold, you are with child and you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael because the Lord has heard your affliction” (Genesis 16:11).
Dear children of God do not worry saying "There is no one to take care of me and I am struggling.” Since God is one who cares for you, place all your burdens and worries on Him. He alone is powerful to lead you on a good path.
Will you praise God with joy who cares for you with all love saying, “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’ “Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I will help you,” says the Lord” (Isaiah 41:13, 14).
To meditate: “You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth and called from its farthest regions and said to you, ‘you are my servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away” (Isaiah 41:9).