by Mark E. Mountjoy
Scripture text: "Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due season. Cast all your care upon him; for he careth for you" (1 Peter 5:6-7).
Many peoplel have heard the comforting words, "God cares for you." Yet today (as has been true throughout history), the course of the majority of millions of lives has been one of adversity, loss and pain and struggle. Natural disasters, personal misfortunes, loss of a loved one, loss of work, earthquakes, famines, terrorism and false flag events, addiction, debt, disappointment, thoughts of suicide—there seems to be no rhyme or reason for the hazards we must in this life face—often unexpectedly.
So then, how can anyone put credence in the words "God cares for you"? Surely, if God cares so much where is he at, and why do things in this world and in our lives seem so overwhelming and so hopeless?