WFW: He Cares...

In previous WFWs, we've been talking about fearing the Lord and what that involves. One thing that I have noticed is that trust goes hand-in-hand with fearing the Lord. Hence, today, I'd like to focus on one of my favorite Scriptures... 1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your anxieties on Him for He cares for YOU.” Sometimes, a situation may seem too small to bother God with, but we should always remember that God cares about the little things, too. He said that He cares about the sparrows, so how much more does He care for us? At other times a situation may be too big for us, but with God nothing is impossible. When things go wrong or seem too overwhelming, this Scripture reminds us to give it to God, and let Him take care of it; He will work it out because He cares for YOU. Romans 8:37 states, "Yet in all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us." Therefore, if a situation seems overwhelming, we "overwhelmingly conquer" through Him, as one translation says. I'd like to share a Bible commentary on 1 Peter 5:7. (I found it a while ago, but I can't remember where.) It speaks volumes, and makes this verse mean so much more:
“He condescends to regard the wants of the meanest of His creatures. It is one of the glorious attributes of the true God, that he can and will thus notice the wants of the mean as well as the mighty; and one of the richest of all consolations when we are afflicted, and are despised by the world, is the thought that we are not forgotten by our heavenly Father. He who remembers the failing sparrow, and who hears the young ravens when they cry, will not be unmindful of us. "Yet the Lord thinks on me," was the consolation of David, when he felt that he was "poor and needy," (Ps 40:17). "When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up," (Ps 27:10)…. What more can one wish than to be permitted to feel that the great and merciful Jehovah thinks on him? What are we--what have we done, that should be worthy of such condescension? Remember, poor, despised, afflicted child of God, that you will never be forgotten. Friends on earth, the great, the happy, the noble, the rich, may forget you; God never will. Remember that you will never be entirely neglected. Father, mother, neighbor, friend, those whom you have loved, and those to whom you have done good, may neglect you, but God never will. You may become poor, and they may pass by you; you may lose your office, and flatterers may no longer throng your path; your beauty may fade, and your admirers may leave you; you may grow old, and be infirm, and appear to be useless in the world, and no one may seem to care for you; but it is not thus with the God whom you serve. When He loves, He always loves; if he regarded you with favor when you were rich, He will not forget you when you are poor; He who watched over you with a parent's care in the bloom of youth, will not cast you off when you are "old and gray-headed," (Ps 71:18). If we are what we should be, we shall never be without a friend as long as there is a God.” [Ps 55:22 – “Cast your burdens upon the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be moved.”]


  1. What a great post and commentary. This line especially jumped out at me:

    What are we--what have we done, that should be worthy of such condescension?

    It reminds me of a song I wrote several years ago, part of which went like this:

    Who am I, Lord, who am I
    that you should call to me?
    Who am I to know your love
    that you should set me free?

  2. Jean,

    Thanks for commenting. I loved the whole commentary, but I think my favorite part was this line:

    "When He loves, He always loves."

    As you pointed out (and as the commentary stated), what have we done that could deserve such love?
    We often think that God could never love us because we are so bad. But when God loves, He ALWAYS loves; He IS love.
    It makes me think about what Paul said in Romans 5:6-8 "For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
    For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
    Jesus Himself said, "Greater love has no one than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends." Then He went on to say, "You are my friends."

    There is a song that says,
    "He paid a debt He did not owe.
    I owed a debt I could not pay.
    I needed someone to wash my sins away.
    And now I sing a brand new song:
    Amazing Grace
    Christ Jesus paid the debt that I could never pay."

    We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our Lord for what He has done for us. He did if all FOR US! "Yet the Lord thinks on me."


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