“Why would God take care of me? Why would He continue to preserve me? Some days, it feels as though, taking the first step, second step, etc. is all I can do. Why would God contend with the likes of me?”
In this world, it looks as if some people are the movers and shakers…and I am just standing still. Why do God keep dealing with me?
He has given two commandments that He says hang all the law and the prophets and it seems that they are difficult to follow…Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself (Matthew 22:37-39 KJV). Even that seems impossible for me! If I am not capable of being my own mind keeper, how can I help another?
I ask you. Have you felt like this? Have you questioned the purpose of your existence? Have you pondered over your imperfections? I know I have. Yet, God has the answer.
He is the caretaker of the world He created. He is so wise that He knows who will accept Him and who will deny His son and the resurrection.
God knows that I (we) have need of Him. God’s plans are based on His agenda – to save His children- not ours. I am (we are) here to help carry out His plan. Because I (we) made the choice to believe, He accepted us into His fold. He is the Great Shepherd. He knows His sheep. Taking care of us shows the world that the Father loves His children. He made the promise that He will not leave us; He will not forsake us if we do not forsake Him.
So why would you take care of me? Because I am (we are) part of His divine plan. I am imperfect, yet He calls me blessed. “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither- whatever they do prospers,” Psalm 1:1-3NIV.
The next time you feel undeserving, remember He sent His son because God knew that we are an imperfect people. We are a peculiar people. He sent His Holy Spirit to guide, teach, and lead His peculiar people. Our imperfections, our sins, were taken on by Jesus. He suffered and died for that. He rose so that we might live.
Dear God, “Thank you for taking care of me (of us).”