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God, don’t you care?

It is easy to think God has forgotten about us when we are in the midst of a storm.

We start to ask questions similar to that of the disciplines in Mark 4:38 when they were on the boat mid-storm, “Don’t You care that we are going to drown?”

We, too, have asked…

God, don’t You care that I am being attacked, lied on, and have been made the topic of rumors?

God, don’t You care that I’m on the verge of losing everything?

God, don’t You care that my health is failing?

God, don’t You care that I’m tossing and turning all night long?

God, don’t You care that my children are rebelling?

God, don’t You care that my marriage is failing?

God, don’t You care that I don’t have enough money to pay my bills?

God, don’t You care that I feel abandoned, excluded, and all alone?

God, don’t You care???

After the discipline questioned Jesus in Mark 4:38, He responded in Mark 4: 39-40.

“When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

We have to understand that the storms in our lives are not bigger than the God in our lives. Though the storms we face may terrify us and send us into panic mode, God is unbothered because He knows He is a sovereign God and everything is within His control. It is God’s desire for us to know that nothing touches us without going through Him first. He wants us to trust that if He allowed it, then He has plans to bring us through it and make us better, stronger, and wiser.

After Jesus commanded the storm to BE STILL and the storm obeyed Jesus, the disciples were stunned. Mark 4:41 states, “The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”

God is powerful. God loves us. He cares about our cares. He is concerned about our concerns. He is our safe place. He is our refuge. Though it may seem as if He is stand-offish sometimes, He’s not.

Psalms‬ ‭46‬:‭1‬-‭3‬ reminds us that, “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!”

The text says He is ALWAYS ready to help in times of trouble, not sometimes or not when He feels like it, but ALWAYS! And that’s comforting to know. It reassures us that we do not have to face anything alone. We can go through the storms in lives unbothered because we know that as long as our FAITH is in Jesus, the storm will eventually seize. It cannot and will last forever.

“God, don’t You care?”

Yes, He does care! ❤️

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