Does God care for me?

Some religions teach that God isn’t concerned for people—that he is unable to care, or that he is cruel and punishes anyone who goes against God’s laws. Thankfully, the Bible teaches that he cares deeply for everyone he has created—including you.

Here are some ways God shows his love and care for you.

God’s care for you is shown by how he created you.

In the Bible, Job said, “You guided my conception and formed me in the womb. You clothed me with skin and flesh, and you knit my bones and sinews together. You gave me life and showed me your unfailing love. My life was preserved by your care” (Job 10:10-12).

David, Israel’s greatest king, also praised God about how he was created when he wrote: "You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous— how well I know it” (Psalms 139:13-14).

Like Job and David, God formed you in a beautiful way and gave you a life that he carefully watches over every day with love.

God’s care for you is shown through creation.

Not only did God create you with care and concern, but the world he made for you, and others, to live in was designed especially for our needs.

Scientists say there are many factors which make earth able to support life, such as its size, distance from the sun, angle in relation to the sun, and the amount of water and oxygen available. The chance that of all these, and other factors, would happen by accident is almost beyond calculation, which is evidence that God created the world.

Not only is the earth created to keep us alive, but our universe is breathtaking. Have you ever noticed the beauty of a flower, the expanse of the sky, or the wonder of stars? God created nature for you to enjoy and to experience him through it, which is another example of his care.

God’s care for you is shown in Jesus’ words.

In the Bible, Jesus said we should not worry about our lives because he will take care of our needs:

"That is why I tell you not to worry about every day life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?...Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you....So don’t worry about these things....Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need." (Matthew 6:24-25, 28-31, 33)

The next time you’re afraid that you won’t have what you need, remember Jesus’ words and that this message from Matthew is for you.

God’s care for you was shown in Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.

If you have ever thought that you have to earn God’s care by being good, the Bible tells another story. God says that no one is good enough to earn his favor and that everyone has committed sins that make it impossible for God to accept them.

However, through Jesus God provided a way for us to be acceptable to God, even when we’re not good or perfect. John wrote about this in the Bible when he said, “God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his son as a sacrifice to take away our sins” (1 John 4:9-10).

God shows his care for you in these ways, as well as others, which are written in the Bible.