My God Cares for Me!


Traveling on deputation has taught me many things during these first few months of full-time ministry. One of the sweetest lessons came just recently. I have been on the road for over two months – away from my home, my family, and my church. I have met many wonderful people and have been encouraged in meetings. The Lord has been good! However, when a person lives on the road that requires a surrender of some things that are “normal” to life. For example, living out of a suitcase, sleeping in other people’s homes, not having the opportunity to cook — the list could continue. These are not huge sacrifices, but as time continues on the road, I have begun to miss simple things like having a dresser for my clothes or having the opportunity to cook. It is amazing how the Lord gives contentment even when we miss simple things like these. And then it’s like He doesn’t want me to think He has forgotten my needs and desires. When I arrived in Arizona recently for a month of meetings, the Lord reminded me that He cares about me – even in the minute details of life! There is a very gracious lady who has opened her home to me for the month of meetings I have out here. I arrived at the house before she was home from work. As I was settling in, I thought to myself, “How great would it be to have some dresser drawers to use so that I could unpack for a while!” Wouldn’t you know that the Lord hears even those little desires in our hearts? I have been here just a short time, but for the first time in over two months, I don’t have anything packed in suitcases! And for the first time in quite a while I got to cook dinner.

Matthew 10:29-31

“Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.”

Don’t tell me that God doesn’t care about His children! He promises to care for the most insignificant birds in the sky, and in turn, He points my heart to the truth that I have nothing to fear. My God cares for me! What a comforting thought! It is a simple truth that has arrested my heart. Read the words to this song by Byron Foxx and be encouraged that your God cares for you too!

“If God sees the sparrows fall and watches flowers grow,

I know He’ll care for me each day that I live on earth below;

Though trials come my way and life may troubled be,

If God sees the sparrows fall, then I know He’ll care for me.

Though trials rise that I don’t understand,

I know it’s part of God’s almighty plan;

In the time of pain I can trust God above,

I lean on Him; it’s Him I love.

When sorrows come and dark misery,

I still have hope that God cares for me.

Tho tears may fill my eyes until I cannot see,

Yet I still know God cares for me.

If God sees the sparrows fall and watches flowers grow,

I know He’ll care for me each day that I live on earth below;

Though trials come my way and life may troubled be,

If God sees the sparrows fall, then I know He’ll care for me.

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