Fear Not, The Lord Cares You !
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3
God cares little things concerning us. Luke 12:7 says, “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Isaiah 49:16 says, “See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.”
Few years back, I was traveling back to my home for a vacation. The bus was scheduled to arrive my hometown at 5 AM in the morning. I had asked my uncle to come and pick me up at sharp 5 AM as the bus stop was in the outskirts of my town and it was not safe. However, the bus driver drove fast and dropped me at my stop by 4 AM. It was dark outside and the roads were deserted. My phone battery was dead and got switched off too. I was so scared and started praying to God for protection. But as soon as I got down the bus, I was shocked to see my uncle waiting for me already. While driving back home, I asked him wondering why did he come so early to the stop? He said, “At 3:30 in the night, I heard an audible voice calling me by my name to wake up and go to the bus stop. I tried to ignore and sleep, but I couldn’t. Finally, I gave up and got ready and came to the bus stop.’’ Listening to this, I was filled with tears thinking how much God cares.
God cares us more than we imagine. He wants us to depend on Him and trust Him for every little thing. What is that troubling you? What are you afraid of today? 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.’’ Do not try to solve the issues with your own understanding. Trust God in your fears and anxieties. He will surely rise to help you.
Loving Heavenly Father, today I choose to surrender myself to you. I choose to lean not on my own understandings but trust you in my fears and anxieties. I ask you to intervene in my circumstances and deliver me. In Jesus name, Amen.
— Shabna Nikhil