He cares for you. He cares for me. I drafted this post a day or two ago, because I felt God telling me this one is important. I think a lot of people have wrong perceptions of God, because they have experienced difficulties and hardships and wondered how a God who cares could allow these things or stand by and watch.
After the metaphorical bomb went off in my life (I know that’s dramatic. It seems somewhat appropriate though), I realized months later that the hurt I couldn’t get past was basically because I subconsciously thought that God didn’t care about my pain. I felt like God had chosen a side and it wasn’t mine. This is illogical. I know. Pain and hurt often don’t make sense and they also don’t follow a logical pattern.
These feelings hit me like a ton of bricks. I didn’t even realize this was the barrier that I had shot up around my heart. But in God’s grace and mercy, I heard Him say that to me that He was grieving with me. He hadn’t turned His back to my pain like the enemy wanted me to believe. He can feel joy and rejoice with someone else while still grieving with me in my pain. God is not limited like humans are. He stood beside me and cared for my broken heart in ways that I’m still piecing together.
I really can’t explain it, but I knew in that moment that God was going to great lengths to show me just how much He cares. That’s what led me here. Here in this writing challenge. Talking about things that have plagued me for months. And also to this verse. As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, I opened the draft for this particular topic and verse a day or so ago with all intentions of posting about it today. And then today when I opened my YouVersion Bible app, what do I see as the verse of the day? 1 Peter 5:7.
People were creating verse images this morning of 1 Peter 5:7. People were posting about 1 Peter 5:7 on social media. It was suddenly everywhere. I immediately felt a nudge from God. There are no coincidences, and this is just one more way for Him to show me just how much He cares.
So while God has tended to my heart and really shown me just how much He cares, I know there is no formula for this. I know that there are people out there who are still hurting and still wondering if God cares for you. I can say it is true until I am blue in the face, but that probably won’t convince you. I think you should ask him for yourself. Ask him to show you how much He cares. And then be open to however He chooses to show you.
This blog post is a part of a series called Rediscovering God for the Write31Days challenge to write every day in October. You can find links to all posts in my series here. If you want to know more about the Write31Days challenge, you can find out more at www.write31days.com.