“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 and saw Mary sitting at His feet instead of helping her, she said, “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 the storm was about to destroy them, the disciples cried out, “Jesus don’t you care that we’re about to die (see Mark 4:38)?”
Many of us are crying out the same thing today, “Jesus, don’t you care about my failing health? Don’t you care that my marriage is falling apart? Don’t you care that I don’t have any money to buy for my children? Jesus, don’t you care that I am alone during this holiday season? Jesus, don’t you care?”
Yes, my sister, He cares for you far more than you know.
His message to you today is, “Yes, I care for you. I am a very present help in the time of trouble (see Psalms 46:1). When the enemy comes in like a flood, I lift up a standard against him (see Isaiah 59:19). I’m in the middle of that situation with you and I am mighty, I will save, I rejoice over you with joy; I rest in My love for you (see Zephaniah 3:17).”
Now, does that sound like someone who doesn’t care for you? He cares about every detail of your life. Everything that concerns you concerns Him. He is your Provider. He is your Healer. He is your Savior and He is your Deliverer out of all trouble. He knows your need before you realize you even have a need and He has already made a way. No one cares for you as much as the He does. Trust Him. He will do what He’s promised you!
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.