Oswald Chambers tells the story, “The 4-year-old girl, facing an unsurmountable task said, ‘I’m going to tell my papa.’ She came back and said, “You wait and see, my papa’s coming.” Papa arrived and she screamed and giggled with delight, and danced around about him, unspeakably confident in her papa.” God is our Father, “Papa,” an ever-present help in times of trouble, a shepherd who binds up the brokenhearted. He knows our frame is weak and we are dust but His sympathy is constant. God cares for you today.
In Ehud’s time, the children of Israel served a foreign king for 18 years. It was 18 years of turmoil. Imagine 18 years under a president you don’t like or 18 years under a tyrant boss. The people cried out and God heard and raised up a deliverer. A few hundred years earlier He had done the same thing when they were slaves in Egypt. “I heard their cry, I know their suffering, I will deliver them.” Several hundred years later Jesus will have great pity for the people and proclaim, “Oh Jerusalem, how often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings” He is the same God who hears your cry today. He has feelings for you, He is consoling and comforting. “The Lord was moved to pity by their groaning because of those who afflicted and oppressed them,” and He is moved to pity in your current hurt and pain. And He will do something about it.
God is always thinking about you. He never turns His mind away from you. You are before His eyes. Wouldn’t it be worse if He wasn’t watching and caring? Remember His care for you today in the troubles you are facing. He always did think about you and always will think about you. No part of you is uncared for. You cannot travel beyond His look or reach. Spurgeon said, “In our sorrows He observes us incessantly, and not a pang escapes Him. In our toils He marks all our weariness, and writes in His book all the struggles of His faithful ones.”
Hold on to God today, because He is holding on to you. Do not let false teachings of a removed, weak, or distant, small “g” god lead you astray. The Lord lives and knows you today. He thinks about you and is with you always, to the end of the age. Again, Oswald Chambers: “God is not an outward gush of sentiment, nor a vague abstraction of impersonal good nature. God is a living, intense reality, and until this truth is grasped, the puzzles and the questions (and the hardships of life) are more than we can bear.” God cares for you today.