I've been burdened lately for so many of my friends and loved ones that are going through tough times in their life. I so appreciate that others share their pain and hurt and, honestly, I hurt with them. Their burdens are real. Their hurt is deep. Their pain is relentless. At the center of their pain and hurt is an underlying feeling that no one cares. The world has shut them out in many cases. Their family and friends seemingly turn their backs. And, through the heartache, they sometimes give up on God and wonder if HE really cares about them.
After all, God is busy running the universe. He doesn't have time for little old me. I know He may care about me in the "big picture," but does He really care about my problems and my situations? The answer is an emphatic YES! As you sit there reading this post, I pray that you stop whatever you're doing for a brief moment and just relish in the fact that God does care about you. Stop and realize that God is wrapping His heavenly arms around you even at this moment.
If you don't believe me, here are some verses from God's word to simply remind you of how truly special you are:
- You are an heir of God and co-heir with Christ. Romans 8:17
- You are eternal, like an angel. Luke 20:36
- You have a crown that will last forever. 1 Corinthians 9:25
- You are a treasured possession. Exodus 19:5
- You were chosen before the creation of the world. Ephesians 1:4
- You will be a holy people to the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 26:19
You are God's child. Your place in life, your title in life, or your position in life don't mean anything in relation to God. What matters is that you are in the palm of God's hand.
I wanted to give you one additional verse from the Bible to hang on to; one of my favorite versus in all the Bible. I love the verse because it is written in a way for those of us that are sometimes skeptical of God's Love. The verse is 1 John 3:1 and it reads: " See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called Children of God; and such we are." The last part of the verse is what I really want you to grasp. When He says "and such we are" what He is saying is that "you really are." He knew that we would be skeptical. God, in His infinite wisdom, is basically saying, "remember, you're a child of God—really you are, I'm not kidding."
He does care for you. If it matters to you, it matters to Him. Nothing is too significant or insignificant to bring forth to God.
Always remember, you are a child of God—really, He's not kidding.