God's Love for Man

By Marjorie Foerster Eddington


Does God really care about us?


Absolutely! But sometimes it feels as if we're alone, as if we're talking to God, pleading with God, and He's not listening, not answering, or not caring. We have a few things to realize:

  1. First of all, it's hard to hear someone if we're always doing the talking. It's our job to listen to God.
  2. Often we miss the answer God is giving us if it's not something we like or want to do, so we think He's not answering our prayers.
  3. We sometimes misunderstand what caring is truly all about.

True caring does not mean that we get whatever we want whenever we want it. True caring comes directly from true compassion, true Love. Love is strong. A good example of love is when our parents reprimand us for doing something wrong. If they don't correct us or teach us, they aren't loving us; they aren't acting in our best interest -- which is one of the main aspects of loving and caring for someone.

So how do we know that God is caring for us?

The Bible is full of accounts of God taking care of His children:

  • God provided Noah with the information necessary to build an ark when his part of the world was flooded (Gen. 7).
  • God took care of Ishmael, Abraham's son, when Ishmael and his mother were sent away to find a new home. God also comforted a grieving Abraham who felt bad for sending his son away, even though he had to do so (Gen. 21:9-20).
  • God saved Joseph when he was thrown in the pit by his brothers (Gen. 37).
  • God protected Daniel in the lions' den (Dan. 6:22).
  • God kept Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego safe in the fiery furnace (Dan. 3).
  • God kept Jesus safe from the people who were trying to push him off a cliff (Luke 4:29-30).
  • God saved Paul when the people stoned him and left him for dead (Acts 14:19-20).
  • Pslams 23 and 91 enumerate how God cares for us, protects us, and comforts us.
  • The list goes on.

God cares for us today just as much as He cared for the individuals who lived in Biblical times. We just have to relax, trust, and allow God to care for us in His own way. Sometimes it may seem like we have to take a leap of faith, and sometimes we do. Being grateful for all that God does for us helps us feel His constant care. One of our articles reveals how powerful gratitude really is. The poem "Footprints" also reminds us that God is caring for us always. God's care for His children has been proven. It's a principle, an established fact, a law upon which we can rely. God's care is with us every moment of our lives.