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Inspiration: God cares

Do you believe God cares for His children?

In the book of Exodus, God miraculously provided food, water, clothing and shelter on a daily basis for the children of Israel. He parted the waters of the Red Sea allowing them to cross then closed the waters behind them thereby destroying their enemies.

In (Josh 6:20) the children of Israel saw God’s care for them when God broke down the “walls of Jericho.” In (Josh 10:12-14) He caused the sun to set still for nearly a whole day as his people won the battle over their enemies.

Christians, in the midst of life’s battles, sometimes mistakenly assume that God’s real care will only be experienced when they get to heaven, but Jesus said that God will look after the needs and safety of His children here on earth.

In Matt 6:31-32 Jesus said, “Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to eat or, What are we going to have to drink? or What are we going to have to wear? For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all.”

In (Matt 6:33), in the Amp. Version, Jesus said, “But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His Kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and all these things taken together will be given you besides.”

This promise was not made to the world as a whole, but to His people, the ones who accept Jesus as their personal Savior.

When speaking of the world, He said they wish and crave for things such as food, clothing and other things; however, Christians are to place their trust in God. And “your Heavenly Father knows well that you need them all” (Matt 6:32).

There may be many tough and unpredictable times during this earthly life, and we are not to neglect the things He has directed us to do. But when we put Him first, the Lord will provide for us, watch over us and be an ever present help to us!

There are many books that tell of God’s miraculous care. Volumes have been written about people who have been miraculously fed, clothed and delivered from all sorts of disasters and even death.

Protection, provision, peace and joy are a result of the grace of God, God’s care, (His love and favor) for His children. Just as He cared for the “Children of Israel,” so will he take care of you, because in Jesus Christ, you are His child.

(Adopted from article by Samuel Mills.)

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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