The other day one of my grandkids asked me whether there were more stars in the sky than sand on the shore.
“I really don’t know,” I said. But here’s what I do know: the Bible says that God’s thoughts toward us are greater than the sand of the sea (see Psalm 139:18).
Have you ever picked up a handful of sand and just let it pour through your hand for a moment? God’s thoughts about us are greater than all those grains of sand. God thinks about us. He cares about us.
And as Jesus said, “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32 NKJV). He is our King, which speaks of the sovereignty of God. This simply means that God is in control. He’s in control of our lives, and nothing catches Him by surprise. It may catch you by surprise, but not Him.
And if it’s a concern to you, then it’s also a concern to Him. In Psalm 119, David wrote of the Lord, “Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves your plans” (verse 91 NLT).
With this in mind, we need to cast our cares on God. This is something we need to do daily. It may even be something we need to do hourly, because sometimes we give something to God and then take it right back.
There are times in our lives when we have to keep coming to the Lord again and again, depending on what we’re facing in the given moment. God is saying, “Let me help you with that. Let me carry that thing you’re carrying. Give it to me.”
“Give all your worries and cares to God,” says 1 Peter 5:7, “for he cares about you” (NLT).
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