First, consider how unique your life is. Many ask the same thing. Now everyone who calls on the name of Jesus will be saved (Romans 10:13). You can be assured that He cares for all that you do or think. When You Stand Before God You Will Be As Perfect As He Is. In His love, God actively works for our lasting good, even to the point of sacrificing Himself to save us (Romans 5:8). Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. American King James Version×). I have crowned you with glory and honor as the pinnacle and final act of the six days of creation (Psalm 8:5; Genesis 1:26). Here you are given a life, a span of time, on a planet like no other. Intro: Let me ask you a question: Do you ever wonder what people think about you? Send inquiries regarding the operation of this Web site to webmaster@ucg.org. After that happens, I’ll serve Him with all I’ve got and love others. You will be delivered from your body of death through Jesus Christ, and your dwelling place will be with me (Romans 7:24–25; John 14:3). But most of all, you will see my face and be with me where I am (Revelation 22:4; John 14:3). [4] For there is not a word in my tongue, but, see, O LORD, you know it altogether. And in your sin, you were spiritually dead (Ephesians 2:1). My eyes saw your unformed substance (Psalm 139:16). I know a lot of teenagers feel the same way you do. You are the light of the world, a city set on a hill (Matthew 5:14). Though we cannot understand how, God is deeply involved in the lives of His people. Here are a few things to ponder that can help you know God really cares about you. Compared to deep space, massive oceans and the astonishing array of life forms on earth, we might think ourselves unimportant. You who have believed are born again (1 Peter 1:3). You are no longer orphans. The answer is, “Yes, He does.” He knows about your life. Just as I said to Adam and Eve, the penalty for your sin is death (Romans 6:23; Genesis 2:17). Consider the words of Jesus Christ who said, “Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:8 Matthew 6:8Be not you therefore like to them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him.American King James Version×). Abide in him (John 15:4). The answer is, “Yes, He does.” He knows about your life. While this interpretation promotes a healthy rest in the presence of the Lord, it should further be understood as a command to wake up, stop striving, and acknowledge God for who He is, allowing Him to do what only He can do. Therefore, trust Him to show He cares about you and He will show you that He does. All your unrighteousness has been cleansed by the blood of Jesus (1 John 1:7, 9). You are finally free from the slavery of sin and death. On a personal level, can any of us really know whether he notices us, understands us, empathizes with us, or helps us with our problems? If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand” (Psalms 139:17-18 Psalms 139:17-18 [17] How precious also are your thoughts to me, O God! Though we cannot understand how, God is deeply involved in the lives of His people. Look to Jesus. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. This makes me more confident in His feelings toward me. You have sinned and fallen short of my glory (Romans 3:23). I can never outdo God. And because you’ve been honest and direct with me, let me be honest with you—God doesn’t deal with us unfairly. United Church of God is a 501(c)3 organization. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it. Don’t live by your own power or understanding. How can the One who created everything be mindful of us? You are utterly secure in me; nothing will be able to separate you from my love in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:39). While you were still sinners, Christ died for you. I have given you dominion over all sheep and oxen and all beasts of the field and birds of the heavens and fish of the sea (Psalm 8:6–8; Genesis 1:26, 28). And yet, in my great love, I gave my unique Son, that all those who believe in him will not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). In all my years as a Christian, I had never asked the question quite this way until recently. Also, look at the verses of Psalm 139 to see how intimately God knows His people and their needs. Are you not much better than they. Though we cannot understand how, God is deeply involved in the lives of His people. He is just, and fair in judgment. We appear small and insignificant in the universe. I have chosen you (Revelation 17:14). (But God not only wants us to learn something of His love while we sorrow, but) God Wants Us to Learn Something About Life. For your life is found in him (John 14:6; Colossians 3:3–4). Your birthdate defines your core purpose in life. Yes, God Knows the Future “I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose’” (Isaiah 46:9–10).“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). He loves us, and He knows what is best for … I’m Loved. Nevertheless, he concluded: “How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! The uniqueness of your creation is itself reason to believe that God has His eyes on you. Who does he say that I am?”. Clearly he wants me to know Him. I know I struggle with this, but it’s my struggle that makes me love Him all the more. You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). But if we could summarize it in a short space, here’s how it might sound. But His very nature is love (1 John 4:8), and He sets His love upon us. I have adopted you (Ephesians 1:5). You belong to me (John 14:18; 1 Corinthians 6:19). We learn that we are a lion, a beaver, an ENFP, an activator, a competitor, a high I, high D. But as helpful as those tests can be, have you ever stopped to ask, “What does God think about me? You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. WHAT DOES GOD THINK OF ME? He is sympathetic in our sorrow. I know love comes from God and if I’m growing in my love for Him. They say, in fact, that this God actually inspired what they wrote, and they claimed to know Him personally. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. And when those challenging moments come, I’ll turn to Him in prayer for the answers. You turned aside from me. He tells us to: “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Isaiah 43:1-28 - But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called [thee] by thy name; thou [art] mine. But the question I more often struggle with is this: Does God actually like me?” This is not just Derek’s question. Do you even care? I know the number of hairs on your head, and before a word is on your tongue I know it (Matthew 10:30; Psalm 139:4). © 1995–2020 All correspondence and questions should be sent to info@ucg.org. How great is the sum of them! Sin doesn’t have the last word. Privacy Policy  Terms of Use. We all want to know who we are. To live is Christ, and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21). No, live by my Spirit within you (Zechariah 4:6; Proverbs 3:5). But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is (1 John 3:2). You are now part of the people of God (1 Peter 2:9). God would remind us at a time like this that life is a gift. Meanwhile, we’ll miss enjoying the broader, fuller, and more real blessing of God—Christ for our experience and enjoyment. [3] You compass my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Is there any evidence that God cares about humans in general and about each one of us individually? Let me be clear, God does not want anyone to stay in an environment where they are not safe —physically or emotionally. I feel close to God. Focus on getting to know God. How Can I Know That God Really Cares About Me? It takes some faith, but you can know beyond doubt that the eternal God of the universe knows who you are. He is loving. No one is able to snatch you out of my hand (John 10:29). And together the life you now live is by faith in my Son (Galatians 2:20). Among all the people who have ever lived and died, not one of them is like you. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. Please consider supporting our ministry by becoming a monthly partner. 1 On the other hand, for those who want to know God if he is there, he says, "You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you." There is no place found in the vastness of the universe like this planet. Many will point to Jeremiah 29:11 as the answer to this question… For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.The problem is this verse isn’t written to us; the promise isn’t for us. While you were still hostile toward me, you were reconciled to me by the death of my Son (Romans 5:8, 10). We’re on a mission to change that. What Does My Birthday Say About Me "What Does My Birthday Say About Me?" The prophet says, “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God… Therefore, walk in a manner worthy of your calling (Ephesians 4:1). Amazingly, God loves me even more. You were children of wrath, living as enemies to me (Ephesians 2:3; Romans 5:10). The word that describes us before Christ: Dead. Stay close to Jesus. I have called you (2 Peter 1:3). There is none who does good, not even one (Psalm 14:2–3). I am not just his servant, although I am a servant. It takes some faith, but you can know beyond doubt that the eternal God of the universe knows who you are. I mean, of course, we all know that God does love us because—insert classic children’s melody here!—“the Bible tells me so-oo.” (See John 3:16 and Romans 5:5 if you need proof.) This question has been asked many times. You’ve been justified by faith (Romans 5:1). One day you will be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet sound (1 Corinthians 15:52). Ephesians 5:1 puts it this way, “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.” I love my children so dearly it makes my heart ache. Another thing that God says about me is that my Creator loves me. You are no longer darkness, but light in my Son. John Rinehart lives with his wife and children in Southern California. All your sins are forgiven (1 John 1:9). David realized this was beyond his understanding, and he wrote, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, it is high, I cannot attain it” (Psalms 139:6 Psalms 139:6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it.American King James Version×). What does God want me to do with my life? Not only do you know that, but God knows that. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. And I love you as a perfect Father (1 John 3:1; Luke 15:20–24). “Be still and know that I am God”, the first half of Psalm 46:10, is a popular verse used to encourage believers to be still and silent before the Lord. • God loves me and has chosen me. We know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you … (1 Thessalonians 1:4). You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). In sorrow, God wants us to know He still loves us. And His … All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. A: When we will die is not a matter of accident or chance; the Bible makes it clear that our lives are in God’s hands. Isaiah 43:1 - But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called [thee] by thy name; thou [art] mine. “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” (1 Corinthians 13:6) Do you sometimes wonder why Jesus loves you?. Even in a big crowd of people we can feel inconsequential. Remember, I have given you the Holy Spirit to be with you and in you (Romans 5:5; John 14:17). However, from the very beginning, you exchanged the truth about me for a lie. When I was single the hardest part for me was all the unknowns. When it comes to the possibility of God's existence, the Bible says that there are people who have seen sufficient evidence, but they have suppressed the truth about God. The more we embrace these truths from Scripture about who we have become in Christ, the more stable, grateful, and fully assured we will be in this world. “You know my sitting down and my rising up; you understand my thought afar off. He is aware of what happens to you. [18] If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with you. He is aware of what happens to you. You are a citizen of heaven (Philippians 3:20). O Lord, you have searched me and known me! Another thing that God says about me is that He designed me to fulfill a unique purpose (Psalm 139:13–16). A: One of the Bible’s most comforting truths is that God wants to guide us. He is the author of. Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. You are now righteous in my sight with the very righteousness of my perfect Son (Romans 4:5). For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. It’s written to a group of people (the Nation of Israel) thousands of years ago. “For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:6. You will enter my rest, inherit the kingdom I’ve prepared for you, and step into fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore (Hebrews 4:9–11; Matthew 25:34; Psalm 16:11). You are more valuable than many sparrows (Matthew 10:31). If we think God’s blessing is mainly of things in the material realm, we’ll pursue these things, spend our prayer time asking God for them, and when we don’t get them, wonder whether we’re blessed by God.