When we’re suffering, grieving, dealing with persecution or injustice, we can have confidence in these two truths:
1. God knows us intimately.
2. God cares for us deeply.
Two passages that beautifully express this truth:
“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” Psalm 56:8
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31
Knowing that our Lord knows us so well and cares about us so tenderly, our natural response is found in 1 Peter 5:7:
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
Let’s memorize these passages so they can comfort us in times of trouble.
Bible StudyHere are some additional verses that show us the love and care of our Father God:
Romans 8:15-16: The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
Meaning of "Abba":
Abbá – "Father," also used as the term of tender endearment by a beloved child – i.e. in an affectionate, dependent relationship with their father; "daddy," "papa." (source)
You'll also find "Abba" used in Galatians 4:6 and Mark 14:36.
Matthew 7:7-11: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!