Do you sometimes feel that the pace of life is racing out of control, that people just don’t have time for one another any more? Me too. While everything is going our way, the pace is not so threatening; but when we fall into one of life’s pitfalls, it is like sitting in the middle of a crowded highway in a stalled car. No one seems willing to busy themselves with the rescue of the distressed. A Who cares? attitude seems to prevail.
Thankfully, according to the scriptures, we can rest assured that God Cares! Though the world is rapidly changing, He is “the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (James 1:17b)” The Bible says that He sees us in the hopelessness of our most serious predicament and comes to our rescue. What predicament would that be? …the Sin Predicament. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)” And, “…the wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23)” “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one. (Romans 3:10)”
Because of our sin, you and I have made ourselves the enemies of God, and because He is a just and holy God, our sinfulness has earned us eternal death and separation from Him.
Now the good news: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8).” Yes, God loves sinners! He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to purchase our forgiveness through His death on the cross. Jesus rose from the dead proving that He had paid our sin debt in full, and, according to Hebrews 7:25, He ascended back to Heaven to intercede for us as Savior and Lord.
His deliverance requires, “repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 20:21)” “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved… (Acts 16:31)” We must place our confidence in His promise to save. No, this will not supernaturally take all of the bumps out of the road of life, but as a child of God you can always be assured that He is with you, that He has time to help, and that HE CARES.