1 peter 5:7
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
As we go through the daily grind, how much care do we get in our daily lives? Everyone is so busy working, taking care of some business, running around making sure everything is setup for the next day and the daily grind can get to us. Your husbands or wife could accidentally hurt your feelings because they have had a busy day, your children could be cranky because they didn't get any sleep the night before or something hasn't gone there way. The Pastor could be to busy to talk to you so it might feel like he doesn't care about your needs. Even friends or family! Not calling in forever or simply forgetting to get in touch with you. There are so many ways that we can get caught up in life and forget that, these people really do care about us.
But there is one who cares for you all the time, there is one who sees your ever need and is waiting to fulfill it, he's the alpha and the omega the beginning and the end. And we have to do is call on his name for riches evermore ... comfort, peace and understanding .... he is our father son and Holy Ghost our Lord, God
During Jesus Christs ministry he was able to preach many life altering sermons, ones that are still affecting lives to this vary day. The sermon on the mount is one such sermon in which I will take my scripture.
So how much does he care?
Enough to persuasive his word so that we a couple thousand of years later we can open up and get encouraged, or hear a preacher preach to us the word of God.
Psalm 12:6-7 "The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever."
In Luke and in Matthew Jesus has some great parables about how much God loves and cares for us. One such verse is
Matt 10:29-31 (KJV)
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Its a familiar passage of scripture but it never lies, I did some research and a farthing is 1/4 of a penny in the us today, and just think you were able to get 2 sparrows that's how worthless people saw them as.
But God thinks of them greatly! Not a single one will fall without him knowing. He even thinks your important enough to know all the hairs on your head. And the average person has close to 100,000 hairs on your head and if you multiply that by the number of people on earth close to 6.7 billion you would get 670 trillion hairs. And God knows everything about all of them.
Luke 11:13 (KJV)
13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Just think, if the unsaved, and then even people who live a wicked life can do good for someone. Think of how much more God wants to do for us when we ask!
How does God care for us?
Luke 12:22-32 (KJV)
22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. 24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? 25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? 29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. 30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. 31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. 32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
So we have already established how much we mean to God, and how much more we mean to him than the sparrows he takes care of but how DOSE He take care of us?
In the first part Jesus tells us we are to take no care for our own life, he wants us to be fully dependent on him. And in a nut shell the christen life us throwing away our ambitions to live for others fully relying on God to take care of our needs for he cares for us. This is the example God sent his son Jesus Christ to show us.
We see 4 things God wants us to take no thought of, or in other words don't worry about.
He says what we eat or what cloths we put on we could even extend that to a roof over our head as we see God provided a store house and barn for the ravens. And later in verse 29 what we drink and with that being said.. what are the 4 most essential things to life? Food, water, shelter and clothing
So again we see how much God cares for us but this time he tells us he is going to provide for us
24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
And than again in 28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
for God to do something in our lives we must have faith that he will provide for us, and we do that by casting all our care upon him and taking no thought for our lives as the scriptures have said.
Ok so great God wants to take care of us but whats the catch? 31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. 32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
God wants to take care of you forever more he wants to give you and I the Kingdom all we must do to have it is obey God at his commandments seek his kingdom knock and the Lord will open the door! All we really must do is call upon his name to be saved and his kingdom is ours.
I really hope this was an encouragement to you, like it was for me.
Im praying for ya!