DOES GOD REALLY CARE ABOUT YOU?

 

1 Peter: 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

 

HOW DOES GOD CARE FOR YOU?

 

I.                HE CARES LIKE A MOTHER FOR HER CHILDREN SORROW.

 

Isaiah 66:13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

 

II.            LIKE A FATHER FOR HIS CHILD-SIN

 

Psalms: 103:13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

 

III.       LIKE A NURSE FOR HER CHARGES

 

1 Thessalonians: 2:7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children.

 

IV.           LIKE A SHEPHERD FOR HIS SHEEP-LOST

                 

Ezekiel: 34:12: As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

 

V.                 LIKE A MOTHER HEN FOR HER CHICKS-DANGER

 

Matthew: 23:37: O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not.

 

                               

VI.             LIKE AN EAGLE FOR HER YOUNG-UNABLE

 

Deuteronomy: 32:11: As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:

 

VII.        LIKE A BRIDEGROOM FOR HIS BRIDE-UNWANTED

 

Isaiah: 62:5: For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

 

VIII.    C---A---R---E

 

         C---COMFORT---II Corinthians 1:3-Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 

 

         A---ANCHOR---Hebrews 6:19-Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

 

        R---REFUGE---Psalms 46:1-God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  (Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:)

 

        E---EARNEST---Ephesians 1:14-Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.