Summary: Jesus cares so much about you than ever really know
Topic: How much does Jesus really C.A.R.E.S. about you?
In these passage of scriptures in Mark 4:35-41, we read about how Jesus Christ had commanded his disciples to get into a ship to sail across the sea of Galilee to travel to another land, which was Gadarenes, to continue on with his ministry of preaching, teaching, and performing miracles. But while they were sailing across the sea of Galilee, a fierce sea storm arose that dangerously rocked the ship and filled the ship with water. And while the disciples were trying to navigate the ship through the dangerous sea storm, the scripture says that Jesus was fast asleep through it all. And when the disciples saw that Jesus fast asleep during the midst of the dangerous sea storm, the disciples awoke Jesus up from his sleep, and asked this profound question, “Master, carest thou not that we perish?” Or as the New International Version states, “Do you not care that we are perishing?” And upon hearing their question and plea, the scripture says that Jesus arose, rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, “Peace, Be still.” And immediately, the wind, and sea storm ceased from troubling, and there was a great calm on the sea of Galilee.
But noticed the disciples asked Jesus this question while He was asleep in the midst of a sea storm, “Do you not care that we are perishing? Whether you know it or not, that is a question that a lot of people are asking today: Does not Jesus care that we are perishing? People in today times are asking this same question that the disciples asked Jesus because we have a lot of people today who are going through a lot of drama in their lives today. We have a lot of people whose lives have been messed up because of some bad decision were made on their part or on somebody else’s part. There are a lot of homes and marriages that have been wrecked because of infidelity, domestic abuse, drug abuse, or alcohol abuse. There are a lot children and teenagers that have been gone astray by being willfully disobedient to their parents, not doing well in school, getting suspended for fighting, or shooting or killing someone at school, or even their parents. People are losing their homes to foreclosures because they can no longer pay their mortgages, or their bills. People are being laid off from their jobs. People are losing their health to dreadful diseases and sickness. It is sad, but true, we have churches being split, and torn apart. We live in a society that has this dog eat dog mentality, where we have people who will rob, steal, or kill you just to get ahead in life. And because we are living in such troubled times in our lives, somebody is always asking this question, “Does not Jesus care that we are perishing?”
“Does not Jesus care that we are perishing?”
Well the answer to that question is a resounding YES!!!! I Peter 5:7 says, “Casting all your cares upon him , for He cares for you.” Yes, from this scriptures in I Peter 5:7 we learn that Jesus cares for us.
No matter what you are going through;
No matter what your problem may be;
No matter how bad your situation may look like;
Just know and be assured that Jesus cares about you! Not only does Jesus cares about you, but He cares enough about you that he wants to do something about your problems, about your bad situation. He cares enough about you to heal your broken marriages, to heal your broken relationship with your children, wife, husband, or friendship, to fix your money problems, to fix your job problems, to fix your school problems. Yes, Jesus cares so much about you that He is willing to do whatever you need Him to do for you because Jesus really cares about you.
I Peter 5:7 says, Casing all your care upon him(Your worries, your burdens, your problems, your bad circumstances or situations); for he cares for you.”
Notice the word "Casting". The word casting means "to throw upon." The word carries the idea of trusting someone or something to handle what you were throwing at them. And it is a blessing to know we can trust God to handle anything we throw at Him; for there is nothing in our lives that God cannot handle. If you got money problems, throw it at God, because He can handle it. If you got marriage problems, throw it at God because He can handle it. If you got health problems, throw it at God because God can handle it. If you got school problems, throw it at God because He can handle it. Jeremiah 34:17 says, that there is nothing too hard for God.