Does Jesus Care?
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
I Peter 5:7
- We claim the Lord Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords far above all principality and power and name, but . . .
- Every heart hearing my voice has pain, fear, temptation, guilt, doubt, disappointment, worry, confusion, trouble, etc.
- Does the Lord Jesus Christ in Whom we trust care about all these things that hurt so much in our souls? See I Peter 5:7.
Does He know?
- He divides your soul and spirit and discerns your thoughts like no other (Heb 4:12-13).
- He knows all our needs before we even ask; He cares for fowl and lily (Mat 6:5-8,25-32).
- He sees you with His eyes; He hears you with His ears; He knows (Ps 34:15; I Pet 3:12).
- He has perfect knowledge of you now and has had since conception (Psalm 139:1-16).
Does He feel?
- He is a caring priest touched with all our infirmities and feelings (Heb 4:14-15 cp 5:1-2).
- He is able to succour – give aid and help – because He was also tempted (Heb 2:17-18).
- He exercises lovingkindness in the earth, and He also delights in it (Jeremiah 9:24-25).
- He is the Good Shepherd and cares; He does not flee like the hireling (John 10:13).
- He is better than a mother or father and will surpass them in tender care (Psalm 27:10).
- He has compassion as a father to an obedient child (Ps 103:13; Mal 3:17; Matthew 7:11).
- He expressed strong feelings for Israel and resolve to surely show mercy (Jer 31:18-20).
- He compares His care of Israel to a shepherd gently bearing us in His bosom (Is 40:11).
Does He have time?
- He neither slumbers nor sleeps; He is ever watchful to help thee in trouble (Ps 121:3-4).
- He sees every sparrow fall and knows the number of hairs on your head (Matt 10:29-31).
- He considers us His portion, the apple of His eye, and like little eagles (Deut 32:8-14).
- He will save them, hold them with His everlasting arms, and bless them (Deut 33:26-29).
Does He help?
- Consider the tender care and love in affliction He gave His people Israel (Isaiah 63:9).
- He compares them to a vineyard and describes the things He will do for them (Is 27:2-6).
- He gave enough strength and grace to Paul to rejoice in his prior pain (II Cor 12:7-10).
- When the disciples were frightened by a storm, He delivered them easily (Mark 4:35-41).
- When David cried unto Him for help in trouble, then the earth shook (Psalm 18:4-19).
Does He change?
- The Lord Jesus Christ is the same forever without any change (Hebrews 13:8; 1:12).
- The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting to His own (Ps 103:17; Mal 3:6).
- He does not even have a shadow of turning from His giving of good gifts (James 1:17).
- He may hide His face for a moment, but He will restore His mercy and care (Is 54:7-10).
Does He promise?
- Consider Isaiah 41:10. He will strengthen, help, and uphold by His righteous right hand.
- Consider Isaiah 44:21. He has formed us; we are his servants; He will not forget us.
- Consider Isaiah 49:13-17. He is better in compassion than a mother with a sucking child.
- Consider Hebrews 13:5-6. Both discontentment and fear should not exist with His Word.
Does He have references?
- Hagar, mistreated by Sarah, testifies that He comforted and blessed her (Gen 16:1-14).
- Joseph, hated and sold to a foreign nation, testifies He never left him (Gen 39:2-4,21-23).
- Moses’ parents, forced to desert their child, testify He is abundantly kind (Ex 2:1-10).
- Ruth, a widowed Moabitess, testifies He kindly led her to the field of Boaz (Ruth 2:1-3).
- Hannah, afflicted by her barren womb, testifies He remembered her (I Sam 1:10,18-20).
- David, in severe distress, encouraged himself in the Lord’s care for him (I Samuel 30:6).
- Esther, an orphan captive in a strange land, testifies He was very kind (Esth 2:1-9,15-17).
- Job, afflicted severely, testifies He is pitiful and tender in the end (Job 42:9-17; Jas 5:11).
- Daniel, made a eunuch for a pagan king, testifies the Lord gave tender favour (Dan 1:9).
- Mary, who anointed Him with ointment, testifies He defended her kindly (Matt 26:6-13).
- Elizabeth, barren and old, testifies He was merciful with a goodly son (Luke 1:7,57-58).
- A widow of the city of Nain testifies He cared for her and raised her son (Luke 7:11-18).
- A man of the Gadarenes testifies He delivered him from grievous devils (Mark 5:1-20).
- Two men of Jericho testify He had compassion on them for their sight (Matt 20:29-34).
- Peter, having denied our Lord, testifies He sent a personal message to him (Mark 16:7).
- The man born blind, cast out of the synagogue, testifies He comforted him (Jn 9:35-38).
- Epaphroditus and Paul testify He had mercy and delivered from sickness (Phil 2:25-27).
- Paul, appearing before Caesar, testifies He stood with him and delivered (II Ti 4:16-18).
Does He require anything?
- He says we can come boldly to His throne of grace when we need His help (Heb 4:16).
- He says to be careful for nothing but turn everything over to Him (Phil 4:6-7; Is 26:3-4).
- He says we are to believe and trust His care of us and to take courage (Psalm 27:13-14).
- He says to cast our cares and burdens on Him: He will do the rest (I Peter 5:7; Ps 55:22).