This morning during my prayer time, God revealed Himself to me. It was a simple message, yet such a profound one. In the stillness of the moment, God whispered these words, "I am the God who cares." I was in awe of how much God loved me in that simple message. He chose to come see about me and for that I am truly grateful.
The Bible tells us in I Peter 5:7 that we should cast our cares upon Him because He cares for us. I have read that scripture so many times and found comfort in those words. I have used that passage to encourage others, but on this morning God chose to reveal to me that He is the God that cares. When God speaks it is as if in that moment nothing else matters. God is not like man. He cannot lie. God chose to reveal Himself to me so that I would know with certainty that He cares for me. God knows the very thing that we need and the exact time we will need it. He looks through the hands of time and sees our tomorrow and prepares us for the journey that is to come. I am so honored that God chose to share His heart with me.
When I was pursing my master's degree in Religion and Biblical Studies, I had to take a course in Apologetics. I was excited about the opportunity to learn about other religions but more importantly I knew that the course would equip me with an arsenal of knowledge to defend my faith against other doctrines. During the course, I studied all types of religions from Buddhism to Hinduism to Atheism. What I found interesting about most religions is that many of them do not worship a specific god. If they do worship a god, it is a distant one that is uncaring or indifferent to their needs. When I finished the course, I was even more thankful that I accepted Christ as my Savior. He drew me in with His love. In Christ, I have a true relationship and experience intimacy that cannot be compared to anything else in this world. Before I even utter the words, He hears me. While I am yet calling on Him, He is already preparing a way of escape.
This week has been a tough one for me. I have been dealing with migraines and the pain at times has been unbearable. I was unable to post on social media this week due to the pain but I am thankful that I am feeling better this morning and am able to share with you in this blog post. Despite what some people may say, God cares about the tears that we cry. He is concerned about every facet of our lives. Even when God allows us to go through hardships, He whispers in our ear and reminds us that He will never leave us or forsake us. In the valley seasons, God is orchestrating our tomorrow. No matter how much the storm rages, God calms the sea of our hearts. He wants us to open up to Him and He is always there with a listening ear. God chose to reveal Himself to me this morning because He knew I needed a word from Him. It was a word that I will cherish always.
The God that I serve cares about His people. He is not a distant or indifferent God. He wants to know about every area of our lives. He is there to listen in the darkest of hours and even in our mountaintop seasons. There is no one else like Him. I have tried Him and I know Him. We can read scripture all day long. We can memorize verses and understand the history of the Bible, but there is nothing like divine revelation from God. When you receive revelation straight from the heart of God it is propels you forward. It gives you the confidence to know that you are not alone. God is right there with you and fighting for you. Revelation is a special thing. It goes beyond knowledge but it is a spiritual gift set aside for those who really want to see God for who He is. God revealed to me today that He cares.
I want to encourage you today through the revelation that I received this morning. God cares about you. He wants you to cast every care upon Him. Don't keep your feelings bottled up inside. God desires a relationship with you today. No matter what you have done or will do, God will never hold it against you. He has a bright future in store for you. There is a path set before you and God wants to show you the road map to destiny. God wants to supply your every need yet He loves you so much that He wants to give you the desires of your heart. Release every burden and He will envelope you with a peace that cannot be explained with mere words. He is the God that cares.
"Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you." I Peter 5:7
Until next time.....Be Real. Be Authentic. Be YOU!