Does God Really Care About Me?

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” 
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:31-39

When everything is going good and life is just like we imagined it would be, it is easy to see God’s care and blessing. However, when things seem to be falling apart and life is not working the way we imagined and difficulty seems to come in large waves one right after the other, it is easy to doubt whether or not God really cares or even exists.

Paul addressed this in the verses listed above from Romans 8. When he said in verse 31, “What then shall we say to these things?”, he was referring to the sufferings he mentioned in Romans 8:18:

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” – Romans 8:18.

The people in Rome were going through some major difficulty and persecution and began to doubt whether God really loved them and wanted good for their lives. Paul reminded them that God does care about us and that He is in control of every circumstance of our life and working it out, ultimately, for our good and His glory. Paul reminded them of this truth in Romans 8:28:

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” – Romans 8:28

Paul then reminded them of 4 things that proved God does care about them and these same 4 things show that God cares about us too!

1. God’s Power

“… If God is for us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31b

Paul reminded them that God is all powerful. If He is on our side it is impossible for anyone to be against us and win. No matter what circumstance we are facing or what person or people are oppressing us, God is bigger than them all. God is controlling the situation so we learn to trust Him and He will get glory from it but, ultimately, we will win.

2. God’s Provision

“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” – Romans 8:32

God cared about us so much that He gave up His only Son, Jesus,  to come to this earth and be the sacrifice for our sins so that we could be forgiven. He did not have to do that. If He loves us that much then be sure that God will never allow us to go through a trial or difficulty without providing what we need to be able to handle it.

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

3. God’s Pardon

“Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us” – Romans 8:33-34

Often when we are going through difficulty or hard times in life, the tendency is to think that God is mad at me or I have done something wrong and God is punishing me for not being the person I should be. Usually this is compounded by the opinions of others around us, who, in some cases, seem to think they are God’s chosen messengers to remind us that we are not worthy of God’s blessing.

First of all, none of us are worthy of anything God does for us. Paul reminds us of this:

“For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am,” – 1 Corinthians 15:9-10a

Next, we do not need to worry about what other people say about us. Remember Job’s friends and how they tried to tell Job the reason he was having problems was because he must have done something wrong, when, in fact, he had done nothing.

God is our judge and He has pardoned us (forgiven us) in the person of Jesus. It does not matter what people think or say, only what God says & thinks.

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” – Romans 8:1

“Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies” – Romans 8:33

Let the guilt go and focus on fighting through the difficulty by trusting the God who loves you to get you thought it. He is on our side!

4. God’s Permanent Love

Always remember this, God loved us first and He promised He would never stop loving us no matter what we do:

“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” – 1 John 4:10

“We love because he first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:35-39

Are you wondering if God really cares about you? The answer is that He cares about you more than you care about yourself. Trust His Power, Provision, Pardon & Permanent Love to get you through today and everyday!