11. Does God really care for all the details of our life?



Yes, He does. There are many passages in the Scripture which attest this.

Jesus said: “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered” (Matthew 10:29-30). Isn’t the teaching of Jesus clear? If God cares so much for the sparrows that He hinders them from falling to the ground when their fall to the ground is not according to His will, for sure He will care also for us who, being His children, are of more value than the birds of the air. And in fact, even the very hairs of our head are all numbered! What then shall I say to this thing? I shall say that whenever I read the above mentioned words of Jesus I reflect upon the fact that God has done something (that is, He has counted all our hairs) that we would never do (even though we are able to count all our hairs). However, God counts not only all our hairs but also all our steps as it is written in the book of Job: “Does he not see my ways and count my every step?” (Job 31:4 – NIV).

Jesus said also: “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?” (Matthew 6:26-30). Peter confirmed this teaching of the Master by saying: “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:6-7). Please notice the words ‘all your care’. Paul also confirmed it by saying to the saints in Philippi: “The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:5-6 – NIV), for it is evident that a God unto whom all our requests can be made known is a God who really cares for every detail of our life. And Paul says also the following words to the Philippians: “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 – NIV).

Therefore God is interested and involved in giving us food and drink, and clothes; He is interested and involved in giving us a wife, a husband, children, a house, a job, the money we need; I have mentioned only some of our physical and material needs. God is interested and involved in delivering us from unreasonable and wicked men, in preserving us from all evil, in guiding our steps so that we may meet the persons He wants us to meet and we may go where He wills and when He wills, and God is interested and involved in avenging us.

Of course, God is interested also in our spiritual growth and thus He is interested and involved in meeting all our spiritual needs. For He instructs us, He strengthens us, He gives us spiritual wisdom and intelligence, He establishes us in the faith, He protects us from the evil one, He sustains us, He comforts us, He gives us the Holy Spirit, ministry gifts, spiritual gifts; He works in us to will and to act according to His good purpose (Philippians 2:13).

God is able to care for us so scrupulously because He is Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent. There is nothing too hard for Him. So trust in Him.

To Him be the glory now and forevermore. Amen.