I find one of the most frustrating things to deal with in the ministry to be the hopelessness that is sometimes projected by a hurting fellow believer. Certainly life has its bumps, but let’s not forget in Whom we have believed!
What you and I need to get from our head to our heart is the real life-changing truth that Jesus cares about each and every one of us. There’s a little song that goes: “He gave His life. What more could He do? Oh how He loves you! Oh how He loves me! Oh how He loves you and me!” It’s true, because He does care about us! The problem is we often get so theologically bound up that we forget the simple message of the gospel.
Our precious Lord is repeatedly calling us individually to come to Him. Scripture promises us that when we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us. Why? Because He cares. Let’s think about this a moment. Who cares? God the Father. Who cares? Jesus Christ, God Incarnate. What is God’s attitude toward us? He CARES! Can anything stop Him from caring about us? NO!! Remember these precious truths when Satan tempts you to think that God doesn’t love you, or has forgotten you, or has given up on you. Reject his lies!
Jesus said that those who are sick are the ones in need of a physician, and every believer has come to Christ as spiritual beggars with misdirected lives. While it feels good to know that a fellow Christian empathizes with us when we’re hurting, how much better it is to know that Jesus Christ cares, and that He knows our deepest needs, hurts, and thoughts.
How can we be sure that Jesus really cares? There’s a piece of literature that pictures an individual talking to Jesus, and this person asks Him, “Lord, how much do you love me?” The Lord replies, “This much”, and He stretched out His arms and died.
Christian, Calvary is the proof that He who is Perfect Love cares for you.
Non-Christian, Perfect Love is calling you!