God Is Not Like Man – He Really Cares About You
Have you ever felt like God didn’t care about you? Like He didn’t hear you or know what you were going through? Perhaps you’ve imagined God so far away in the Heavens that He can’t possibly know you –He’s too busy to notice you amongst all His people. Maybe you’re going through an intense trial and you think God has forgotten you in the midst of it? Everything seems so dark and hopeless that you presume He’s picked up and left you in your distress! He has not. He cares.
At one point or another, we’ve all struggled with this. We’ve found it difficult to believe that God, the mighty Lord, actually cares for us in our worst moments. And of course, we’ve gone through trying seasons where we thought the Lord had abandoned us. But I think our problem is that we think that God, our Heavenly Father, is like man. Man rejects, forgets, cheats, lies, steals, and abuses his fellow man. We see this everyday in our world, and even experience it at times. Hence, it’s understandable that we would write God off as the same. Yet the Lord is not like man. Not at all.
Our Heavenly Father always loves us. He does not, and will not forget or forsake His children and it’s time we start refuting the lies that bombard us and start taking Him at His word!
“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” (Jeremiah 31:3)
God sees you. He watches over you when you don’t know or even think He does. I can remember one time years ago when I was praying: I had a vision in which I was taken above the earth. I saw the earth and then I saw the city of Heaven. There was no comparison between the size of the earth and the length of Heaven – Earth was very small. Suddenly I saw a pair of feet resting on the earth. I could not move for I knew that those were the Lord’s feet – He was there, behind me.
I turned, my eyes slowly trailing from His feet to His torso, and finally resting on His face. I saw the Father and if I thought Heaven was big – because it is – God was even greater. How could Heaven even contain Him? Seeing how enormous He was next to the Heavens and then next to the earth, I looked down at myself and realized how very small I was. If the earth was God’s footstool, then I was very small to God, for the earth is greater than I am. But then God showed me something wonderful – I looked below me and saw the earth, and in the midst of it was a tiny dot. His great wonder was this: even with how big He is, how great His Heavens are, and how big earth is compared to its inhabitants, He saw that tiny dot. And when that tiny dot cried out to Him from the small earth, He heard it, and even within the greatness of Heaven, that cry came to His ears. He knew the rising and the settings of this dot; He heard its thoughts and knew exactly where it was at all times. He loved that tiny dot and that tiny dot was me.
“I see you,” He told me.
And beloved, He sees you just the same. He did not forget you – you are the apple of His eye, the joy of His heart, the lover of His soul. Don’t doubt this. Believe that God sees, knows, and cares for you. He will never leave you nor forsake you!
“Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.” (Isaiah 49:15-16)