Are there times in your life when you feel like nobody really cares about you? Yes, there are people who show some concern. But who really knows and understands you?
Life is full of challenges. Sometimes those challenges are small. Other times they are big. And then there are times when it seems like the challenges are just too much to handle. But who really cares?
Again, there may very well be people who are concerned and hope things turn out for the best. But in challenging times, you can often feel all alone. The burden is all yours to carry.
Feeling all alone can be frightening. Thinking of carrying the weight of your burdens all by yourself can be frustrating. Believing that no one loves you can be depressing.
So what can you do in times like that? Can you ask someone to please try and understand you? Can you share your whole soul to someone in hopes that they will really help you? Can you tell someone just how much fear you really feel?
The answer is yes. You can share it all with God.
Far too often people think that everything that they talk to God about has to be with the right and proper religious words. They dare not express what they are really feeling at the moment, because that would somehow be sacrilegious. They better not speak anything negative, because that would indicate their ingratitude.
So, instead of going to God, people so often unload on their friends and loved ones. They tell them just how bad they feel and all their frustrations. And most of the time the response they get back is something like, “Gee that’s really too bad. I sure hope things get better soon.”
Why do some people think that they can express exactly how they feel to their friends, but think it is not appropriate to speak to God that way? Why do people think that God wants to hear pre-written prayers, or right and proper religious words?
In the Bible, there are a number of examples of people talking to God and telling Him just how they felt. Moses said, “You got the wrong guy; I’m not going.” Gideon said, “If God is still around, where are all the miracles?”
You read in the book of Psalms in a number of places about those who just let it all go when talking to God. They weren’t being irreverent or disrespectful. They were just communicating where their heart and life was at that moment.
There is a huge difference between blaming God and accusing Him of evil, and pouring out your fears and frustrations to God. The Bible says that His ears are open unto our prayers, and, prayer is talking to God. The Bible says that we ought to pour out our hearts to Him.
Why should we do that? Because He said to, “cast all your cares upon Him, because He cares for you.” God genuinely cares about you. He is not only concerned, but He has unlimited resources to help you in any situation you may be faced with.
Why does God care about you? Because He loves you. And His love never waivers; there is nothing that can separate you from his love. His love is totally unconditional.
No one could ever earn God’s love. No one deserves God’s love. But His very nature is love. He so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son so that we could have eternal life. That is immeasurable love.
Why does God love you? Jesus said, “The Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.” All God requires is to believe in His Son. That opens the door for God’s love to you.
So always remember that you are not alone. You do not have be afraid and frustrated. You can go to the one who loves you unconditionally and pour our heart out to Him. Give Him all your hurt, all your fears and all your frustrations.
Tell Him just how you feel. Ask Him to help you. Believe that He will. And keep going to Him in prayer, asking for His help, and looking for and expecting His solutions.
There is nothing that can separate you from God’s love. His love for you never, ever waivers. And the Bible says that God is a very present help in time of trouble. God really cares about you because He really loves you.
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