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God Cares For You

      God will take care of you
     Through every day, o’er all the way.
     He will take care of you
     God will take care of you.

     Who is this God who will take care of us? And every day – over all the way? 
      Surely there is no one this great?
To whom then will you compare me,
that I should be like him? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see:
Who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of His might and because He is strong in power, not one is missing. Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength.  Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted, but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. 
  Isaiah 40:25-26, 28-31.
         This God will care for you without fail. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent. Exodus 14:14. This during the time the Children of Israel tried to escape from the Egyptian soldiers.  These are the words Moses spoke to reassure the people. 
         When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to worship King Nebuchadnezzar’s golden image, he had his servants fire up the furnace. The three men stood firm and answered the King, If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king.  Daniel 3:17.
         Hebrews 11 tells of many more who believed and trusted in God. God cared for them all. Then to redeem us all who obey his commandments and put our faith in Him, He sent Jesus, His Son as a sacrifice for our sins.  For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16.
         Yes, God cares for us.  He provides redemption through His Son for the forgiveness of our sins.  
         He sends redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever. Holy and awesome is His name! The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!  Psalm 110:9-10.         
         Jesus gave us one commandment – “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the great and first commandment.  And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-38.
         We show we obey these two commandments when we show the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives.   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things, there is no law.  Galatians 5:22-23.
         Who do these qualities, these Fruit of the Spirit, sound like? A person you know who loves, rejoices, is peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled, someone who knows Jesus. Someone who loves others.
         The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Psalm 23:1-3.
         The Shepherd describes our Lord Jesus.  He guides us, and when we falter, He carries us back to the fold to safety.  This is a picture of the loving and caring of Jesus, God’s only son, who died for our sins.
         He will tend his flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs in His arms; He will carry them in His bosom and gently lead those that are with young.  Isaiah 40:11.
         We are to reflect God’s love in the way we live. Even as God cares for the least of these, we are to care with all our hearts for others. We listen and learn who God is and how He loves us.  “Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10.
         Why do we believe?  He is preparing for us even now. “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.  In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am, you may be also.  And you know the way to where I am going.”  John 14:1-4.
         On this earth, we are ambassadors for Christ Jesus. We are representatives as we care and serve our brothers and sisters. Our enemies are not those created by God. Ephesians 6:12. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
         What is left to do? Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. I Peter 5:6-7.
        

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