I believe in God, but I don’t think of Him as a being who cares about my personal problems. I think He’s working on behalf of the good of all mankind. I don’t expect Him to take the time to tend to small needs I have, so I don’t ask. Do I have the right idea of God?
God does care about you personally very much! That’s why it’s so very important that you meet with other Christians to study God’s word, the Bible, so you will be able to always discern truth from popular opinion. Don’t rely on your own human ideas of God or someone else’s word for the truth but learn to locate for yourself the answers you seek in the scriptures.
God not only cares for you individually but promises to care for you as a Father listens to and provides for His own dear children. Even Jesus talked to God and called Him His Heavenly Father! He wants you to talk to Him daily so that a close father-child relationship will form, and then you will understand His will for you at a much deeper level. Jesus taught about how much God wants to give to His children, believers, everything that they need. Our part is to ask Him!
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; for the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if your child asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks you for fish to eat, will give him a snake? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him! Matthew 7:7-11
When you read the Bible, you’ll see that God does, indeed, have the emotional feelings of love, devotion, and protectiveness toward us that a parent has for his children. He cares for us so deeply that He sent His Only Son, Jesus, to die for our sins to save us! God not only desires for us to honor Him but to remain loyal to Him and not run after other “gods” and expect them to fill our needs. These other gods in our lives might be anyone or anything we expect will take care of us and bring happiness and satisfaction other than our one and only God. The scriptures describe His love in many ways, including the term zeal, which means an intense passion to accomplish as task. Several times in the Bible we see that “the zeal of the Lord will accomplish this!” (2 Kings 19:3, Isaiah 9:7). Whenever someone or something is important to God, He is eager to demonstrate that He can be counted on for help. He holds His children close and fiercely protects all that belongs to Him. Open your Bible, pray, and ask God to open your mind to understand about His great love for you and His promises for all people who He adopts as His own children.
Have you ever personally asked Him to be your Father? You can become His child when you accept that Jesus died on a cross as punishment for your sins so that, when you die, you won’t ever have to pay the penalties due for the wrongs you’ve committed. God raised Jesus from the dead and awarded to Him eternal life, as He is ready to do for you! Say: Dear God, I am sorry for my sins in this life, and I ask that you forgive me. Please accept me now as one of your children so that I can learn how to love you like you have loved me, before I even knew about you. Teach me all about yourself and help my mind to understand your purpose for my life! Thank you! Amen!