The object of God’s tender, perfect and ceaseless care!
(James Smith, “Divine Care!” 1865)
“Casting all your care upon Him–for He cares for you!” 1 Peter 5:7
Our cares must be cast upon our God, or they will prove a burden too heavy for us–they will depress, bewilder, and make us wretched!
WHO is it that cares for us?
It is the Lord Almighty–the high and lofty one who inhabits eternity, whose name is holy!
It is He whom the angels obey, the seraphim adore, and all creation glorifies!
It is the Lord–who is so great, that we have no adequate conception of His greatness!
It is He who is so good–that it is impossible fully to set forth His goodness!
It is He who is so glorious–that no sinner can see His face and live!
It is He who created all things with His Word!
It is He who governs all things by His wisdom!
It is He who upholds all things by His power!
It is He whose resources are infinite!
It is He whose compassion is exquisite!
It is He whose patience is without limit!
But though He is so exalted, so happy, and so unspeakably great—He cares for you!
He cares for you–as base as you are.
He cares for you–as sinful as you are.
He cares for you–as depressed and discouraged as you are.
HE cares for YOU!
May I pass through the present world under the impression, “I am the object of God’s tender, perfect and ceaseless care!”
“Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.” Psalm 55:22
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Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001