A four-year-old and a six-year-old presented their mom with a houseplant.
They had used their own money to buy it and she was thrilled.
The older of them said with a sad face, "There was a bouquet at the flower shop that we wanted to give you. It was real pretty but it was too expensive. It had a ribbon on it that said ‘Rest In Peace,’ and we thought it would be just perfect since you are always asking for a little peace so that you can rest.
Where can you find peace like that?
Jesus promised His disciples they come find peace if they would believe Him when He said, "I will care for you!"
How does He care?
“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” I Corinthians 10:13
He cares when He permits your troubles - "who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able."
If you are a child of God He permits the trials that come into your life. They come by His consent and under His control. He knows the limits of your faith and won't permit anything that can push you beyond your limits!
He cares that you endure trials!
He’s present in your troubles - "God is faithful".
One of the reasons you will be able to endure your trial is not only because God knows your limits but also because He will be there with you to strengthen and support you!
"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, you are with me!"
He cares that you do not struggle alone!
He prevails over your troubles - "but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it."
God is on the front end of your trials, and in the midst of your trials and when it ends! He never leaves you or forsakes you!
God is undefeated! He has never lost! the one time that it appeared He had lost, three days later He won!
God cares for you in your troubles!
Let not your heart be troubled!