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Perception vs. reality:

“Look to the right and see:
there is none who takes notice of me;
no refuge remains to me;
no one cares for my soul.”

--Psalm 142:4

“Humble yourselves . . . under the mighty hand of God,
casting all your anxieties on him,
because he cares for you.”

--1 Peter 5:6-7

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8 thoughts on “Who Cares?”

  1. Samuel says:

    I wanted to write something inspiring, but no words that I have can come close to this. The promise that God cares for me, little old me, is something I needed to be reminded of.

  2. David says:

    This reminded me of that brother saying, “Jesus wants the rose!”

  3. Michael says:

    I love the contrast here. It’s so easy to take our eyes off of God and his providence and start to feel as if everything depends on us. Ironically those are the times when our situations are the most precarious. That’s when we create the most havoc for ourselves. We’ve all done that. Instead if we would just trust and lean into Him, He would lead us and He would take responsibility for the outcome of the journey.

    Walking Wisely: How to Avoid Self-Inflicted Pain in Your Life

  4. sokun says:

    Great post, i sometimes wonder who really cares for me and then i remember that god knows the smallest detail of me.

  5. E. Hatcher says:

    The juxtaposition of the two verses you have chosen remind us that we need to be reminded of the reality of God’s care when it seems that no one else cares. The same truth of perception vs. reality comes across in this Psalm itself. Ps. 142:4-5 “there is none who takes notice of me; no one who cares for me.” Then David cries out, “I cried out to You, O Lord; I said,”You are my refuge.”

  6. Amen! I needed to hear that this morning.

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