Title: Dear God, Do You Care?
Artwork by:YMI X Jane Yeoh
Description: It can sometimes feel like we are battling our troubles alone. Trapped in our own endless thoughts, silently screaming, “Does anyone care?”. Our strength to face the world wanes, and we are desperate for a breakthrough. But in the midst of our pain and loneliness, there is One person who truly cares, and He is patiently waiting to reach out to us.
Verse references from, Psalm 56:8, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 1:7, 1 John 4:4, John 16:33, John 3:16; Ephesians 2:4; Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4, John 3:16, Romans 8:38-39, Psalm 121, Matthew 11:28-30
That girl is me. That’s my story. I was sexually assaulted and still suffer from bouts of depression. I’ve tried ways to end my life.
I had doubts about God’s providence and His grace. But along the way, I was slowly reminded that God is faithful, trustworthy, and is a caring friend I can completely rely on.
He assures me that I can have honest conversations with him as He knows my every thought before I utter them (Psalm 139:4). He hasn’t forgotten about me. He has always been there, patiently waiting for me to bring my laments to him, inviting me to turn to Him, ready to transform my cries of pain into songs of praise.
If you are hurting today, will you invite Him into your pain right now?
For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help (Psalm 22:24).