“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” Psalms 46:1, ESV.
When Martha was preparing food for Jesus and His disciples, she saw Mary sitting at His feet and listening to Jesus instead of helping her in the kitchen. Martha cried out, “Jesus don’t you care that I’m having to do all of this alone (see Luke 10:40)?” When the disciples were in the boat with Jesus and it looked like they were about to die in the storm, the disciples cried out, “Jesus don’t you care that we’re about to die (see Mark 4:38)?”
Some of us are crying out the same words to the Lord today, “Jesus don’t you care about what I’m going through?” “Jesus don’t you care that I am dying and suffering so much pain?” “Jesus don’t you care or have you forgotten me?” Yes, He cares, more than you know. When the enemy is telling you that nobody cares about you and what you’re going through, that’s a lie. Jesus cares.
The Bible says, the Lord is a very present help in the time of trouble. It says, when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Lord will lift up a standard against him (see Isaiah 59:19). It says, the Lord in the midst of us is mighty, he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will rest in his love (see Zephaniah 3:17). He says, “Before I formed you in the belly I knew you (see Jeremiah 1:5.” Now, does that sound like someone who doesn’t care for you? He cares a great deal. He is your God and your Healer. He is your Savior and your Deliverer. He knows your need before you realize you even have a need. He makes a way out of no way. No one cares for you as much as the Lord does. He will do what He’s promised, and He will not let you down.
Prayer: Father God, forgive me for doubting your love and concern for me. You love me more than anyone. Thank you for being my very present help in times of trouble. Thank you for never leaving me alone. You are right here in the midst of my life and you will save. I have no reason to be afraid. You will deliver me. You will save me. You will provide for me. Thank you for being my mighty God. No one is greater than you. Thank you for restoring my faith and confidence in your love for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.