Does God really care about me? Do my problems, feelings, and what’s going on in my life matter to Him? Does God care about what concerns me? I’ve asked myself these same questions in my own life as I’ve walked through difficult times. Let me show you what the scripture says and what He’s been teaching me!

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Life throws us some major curveballs doesn’t it? One moment things will be smooth sailing and then all of the sudden the roller coaster ride begins leaving us to wonder if God really cares about us.

Much like you, I’ve been there so many times. It’s human nature to ask yourself if God sees what’s going on or even cares.

Instead of giving you the “churchy” answer that, yes, God does care about you, I want to give you some examples of just how He cares about the little things going on in the lives of His people, their feelings and the problems they’re facing.

Let’s tackle these questions and answer the question, “Does God really care about me.”

5 Ways To Know If God Cares About You

Does God care about what concerns me?

A few years ago our family had a big decision to make. We prayed over the decision for months and asked God to guide us. When the time came to make the decision we had peace to move forward. 

Months later the door was slammed shut in our face.

I’ll be honest…I was devastated. 

We had prayed and moved in the direction we thought He wanted us to go. What had gone wrong?

I was hurt and wondered if God really cared about me and what concerns me.

After all, why would He give us peace about moving forward only to shut the door?

It wasn’t until a year and a half after the original door closed that I realized that the Lord was protecting me by slamming the door shut. 

Boy, it didn’t feel like it at the time but now it’s crystal clear! 

I questioned for a long time why He didn’t allow us to walk through that original door, but now I see why He didn’t. Now I know that, yes, God does care about what concerns me. He has my best interest at heart, and I just need to trust His plan, especially when it doesn’t make sense.

Jeremiah 29:11 reminds us, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Does God care about how I feel?

In John 11, Mary and Martha were faced with a painful situation and, like many of us, they felt like God didn’t care about their problems and what they were going through. 

You see, their brother, Lazarus, was sick. They knew Jesus loved Lazarus so they sent word to tell Him. But instead of heading straight over to check on them, Jesus took his time and stayed where he was for two days. 

If I were them I surely would have wondered if He cared about my situation and the pain I was walking through. Wouldn’t you?

When Jesus finally started making his way to see His friends, He learned that Lazarus had died. (And when he got there, Lazarus had been in the tomb for four days.)

You can imagine that Mary and Martha were not happy with Jesus when He showed up. They felt like He didn’t care about their problems. After all, if He had cared their brother wouldn’t be in the tomb for four days. 

I love Jesus’ compassion for these sisters. (It gives me comfort knowing that He’ll show the same compassion for me!) 

John 11:33-35 tell us, “When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled…Jesus wept.

Oftentimes it doesn’t feel like it, but these verses assure us that God cares deeply for us. He knows exactly what we’re going through, what our problems are, and the pain we’re facing. And just like Jesus was with Mary and Martha, He is deeply moved by our circumstances and what we’re walking through. It may not feel like it, but He’s walking right beside us through our pain. 

I love the words of Isaiah 41:13, “For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”

Will you take hold of His hand and let Him comfort you as you face the problems of this life?

Why doesn’t God take away the hard times?

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” – John 14:1

In his devotional, My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers points out that the words “do not let” from John 14:1 are a command. God is letting us know that He’s not going to keep our hearts from being troubled.

To be quite honest, my first thought when I read that verse is, that’s not fair. 

But if a parent does everything for their kids how will they ever learn? Ultimately we want to teach our kids learn to do things for themselves, and sometimes we have to step back and watch them do hard things.

I feel like our relationship with the Lord is very similar. If we expect Him to swoop in and do everything for us or take the hard times away from us what will we learn from life’s lessons?

It’s definitely a tough pill to swallow isn’t it?!

Instead of taking things from us He hands the responsibility over to us and leads and guides us through life’s tough situations.

Oswald says, “Continually pick yourself up, even if you fall a hundred and one times a day, until you get into the habit of putting God first and planning with Him in mind.”

Will you let Him lead and guide you through the hard times you’re walking through?

Does God care about me personally?

So often we expect God to be like the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella who waves her magic wand and makes everything perfect for a night at the ball. While He could do that, that’s not normally how He works. 

Many times He shows us He cares for us personally in the little things that He does for us:

  • A friend texting to let you know that she’s praying for you…when she has no idea that you’re having a hard day.
  • A random invitation to coffee with a friend when you’re feeling lonely.
  • Finding a handwritten note in the mailbox and the pick-me-up that it gives you.

In the times when you wonder if God cares about you personally, fill your mind and heart with the words of Matthew 7:26 and be reminded that, yes, He absolutely cares!

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Be intentional about looking for the little blessings in your day. I promise they’re there…sometimes you just have to look a little harder for them!

How do I know that God really cares about me?

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:13

Ultimately you can know that God really cares about you because he died for you, friend!

Romans 5:8 tells us, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 

What better way could He show you how you how much He cares for you than to die for you and make a way for you to be in Heaven with Him someday?

The next time you ask yourself whether or not God really cares about you I pray that you will be reminded of these truths from scripture!

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