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Yes, God Does Care

Mark 4:37-38(NIV)—37) A furious squall came up and the waves broke over the boat…. 38) …. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?

There will be tragedies, troubles, all kinds of worries, and heartbreaking events in our lifetime. These events may get to the extreme point of overtaking us, as if we were witnessing a levee breaking and watching the water rush upon us with no way out. These events may be very overwhelming when we think no one cares, not even God. You may even think, “Why did God let this happen to me?” When the truth of the matter is, God did not cause that situation. While there is sin in our world, we are guaranteed to have struggles and burdens.

God gave us free will. This gives us the choice to either obey Him and live in His will, or do our own will. God allows certain trials into our lives for different reasons.  He could be teaching a lesson in loving others or patience, guiding us to trust in Him, or to get our attention. He might even be testing us to see if we will turn to Him for solace.  God always does what is best for us.

God is in control. He turns bad situations into something worthwhile for going through the fire. He gives us the strength and measures to get through every circumstance that arises.  When my infant son died at 4 months old, I thought it was the end of my world.  God turned this heartbreaking tragedy into a wonderful relationship with Jesus. This dreadful time in my life brought me back to God and I started to go back to church. I had not gone to church over ten years. This is when I learned about Jesus’ sacrifice, not just for the whole world, but for me personally. The sufferings He went through to save me from eternal death were horrific. I owe Him my life. He also died for you so that you may have eternal life.

When I learned to trust in God and believed that He would never leave me nor forsake me, this faith helped me through the tragedy of losing my beautiful baby. I still miss my son terribly, but God gave me  hope knowing that I will see Andrew again when God brings me home. That is His promise to me.

I hope you know how much God loves and cares for you.  He wants you to come to Him and live in Christ. He won’t give you more than you can handle without having an escape route.  He will not abandon you nor leave you to suffer alone. God gave me a relationship with His Son, that I will treasure forever. Jesus is my strength and inspiration and He is my personal savior.  God is my refuge when the world’s troubles become too much for me.  I pray that you,also, choose this relationship.

About Susan

I have always enjoyed writing little things, poems, devotionals, little short stories and bible studies. I love God and want to glorify His name and I love praising Him. I live in upstate New York with my Chihuahua-Snowball. My children are grown and left me with an empty nest. I have lots of time on my hands and love to fill it with God's Word.

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7 comments

  1. Cora B.

    Thanks for sharing a painful loss in your life but telling us of a future living hope that God has given you and to those who find life through the Messiah Yeshua, Saviour of the world. I can’t imagine a more challenging loss personally but for those who have experienced this tragedy, it gives them the answer they may be searching for to heal the brokenness and bring a lasting reunion with their child once again.

  2. Dear Cora, thank you for your kind words. God has given me a purpose to live on, by telling others what he has done for me and to give others hope, too. I am so thankful to have Jesus in my life. I do not see how anyone can make it without Him.

  3. Susan,

    Very transparent and touching article and I am sorry for your loss of your precious son and it seems like the Lord had us write the same theme. Thank you for sharing your personal loss. Great job and great witness. Glad to see you attending church again and walking close to our savior. I too do not know
    how anyone who does not know him can live without him.

  4. Renee G.

    When the storm comes upon the men is one of my favorite stories. I often wonder if Jesus was chuckling inside a bit as he knew what the outcome would be, yet he had to let the men work through the situation in order to trust Him. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I cannot even imagine the pain and suffering you endured, but even in the trial, it seems as if you found the joy. This is a beautiful reminder of God’s love for us, even when we are scared to pieces and allow our fears to take over, he is still and always will be in control if we allow him.

  5. Melindak

    All praise goes to God, Father of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. He is the Father of compassion, the God of all comfort. He consoles us as we endure the pain and hardship of life so that we may draw from His comfort and share it with others in their own struggles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 VOICE

    …you have demonstrated this scripture beautifully Susan.

  6. I love this story, Susan. You are definitely one of God’s children and share your love of Jesus through your writing. Excellent. Thank you so much for sharing.

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