Why Does God Care?

Job asked many questions as he went through the grief process after losing everything but his life. Anyone who is grieving does the same thing. One of those questions is usually something like, “Does God care? or Why does God care?”(Job 7:17,18) The hurt is so real, and the pain pushes us to question God’s love and care. Gradually, we begin to hear from the Lord, so we can see that He really does care about us. In fact, He loves us more than we love ourselves.

There are about seven billion people on this earth today. The God of the universe cares deeply for each one of them individually. He knows everything about each one. He knows the number of hairs on their heads. He feeds them and blesses them with good things. However, because of sin and the nature of life, there is sorrow and pain, as well. There are needs that go unmet at times. Pain is a part of life. God cares, but He is trying to show us the reality that this world is not eternal. Life is not about us. It is about trusting Him and His plan for us.

Yes, God has His heart set on You. He wants you to break out of the pain and grief of earth into the joy and gladness of heaven. He wants you to see through all of the tests of life that you can’t do it yourself. However, He is there for you. You are His highest creation. You were created to relate to eternal God, not to live in a sinful world forever. Stop and listen. You will be able to hear Him say, “I do care. I care because I am love, and you are the object of my affection. Please, look at Me and love me back.”

Tomorrow, I intend to read Job 8-10.