Saturday, September 11, 2010
Never Far from the Love of God
How much does God think of me?
I have heard so many people apologize for bothering God. They think He is merely a man who is much stronger and wiser. They cannot understand that all things are on His mind at all times. They cannot understand that God never stops thinking about them.
This means that He never leaves us alone.
I am not just talking about those who are believers. God knows the person who never trusts in Him as well as He knows the one who humbly walks with Him. The difference is in the two people, not in the presence of God. He is always present though the “God detector” is dead in some people. These are the ones who never know God’s presence. They assume their experiences are the same as all others. They might as well assume that everyone likes to eat liver if they like to eat liver or hates it if they hate it.
This means He is available 24/7.
I know there are times when I cannot seem to reach God. This has something to do with my heart. I may have pride or failed to forgive someone or continue to be unrepentant and not have my prayers answered. I may be asking for the wrong reasons or lack faith and not hear a word from God. His silence does not mean He is absent. He is here (or there in your case).
Just how concerned is God?
He knows the number of hairs on each of our heads.
We don’t know the number of hairs on our heads (unless you are completely bald). They are ours and we haven’t thought they were important enough to count. God, on the other hand, knows us so well that He knows the number of hairs on our heads. He even knows how many will fall out today! Not many of us will languish over the hair that we lose in one day. We won’t even notice it yet God knows.
Does that indicate anything about how much He cares for us? Does that tell us something about how much He is involved in our lives? Does God’s interest in us give us any idea how much He really loves us?
You know it does.
Luke 12:7 (NASB)
“Indeed, the very hairs on your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”