Monday Morning Devotion – 1/8/07 (Does Jesus Care About My Troubles?)

Does God care about my ‘troubles’?

On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

“Dear woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.” John 2:1-4

I have been at this point. I have a problem and Jesus seems to say, “This is not my problem, Jody. It’s not time for me to help you.”


Jesus has a time and a plan for my life. He desires the best for me. The people in this story knew how many were going to come to the wedding feast. Experience had given them an idea of how much wine the guests would consume in the week long celebration. Did they run out of money? Did they cut corners on the wine so the bride and groom could have a nicer home? Well, I don’t know that from the story that John has told. I only know that in my own life, I do have experience and the wisdom that comes from experience and the voice of God through His Spirit that warns me before the ‘troubles’ fall. I also have the experience that tells me that God is always before me! But Jesus sees the trouble of the bride and groom. He knows the embarrassment that they are about to experience. Jesus steps away from the schedule and meets the need.

Many times I think that my concerns or worries are too small or insignificant to God. He has worlds to run and kings and presidents to advise. He has wars to keep His hand upon and disease to wipe out. Who am I to bother God with something BIG in my life that is small in comparison to others. Who am I?

…heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ… Romans 8:17

He has declared that he will set you in praise, fame and honor high above all the nations he has made and that you will be a people holy to the LORD your God, as he promised. Deuteronomy 26:19

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1

THAT is what and who I am! A CHILD OF GOD!

As a loving parent, do I ignore the cries of my child for food, warmth, loving attention, and comfort? NO! Neither does God! If something is important to me, it is important to God. I can talk and talk to God about any given subject. He will meet with me at the point where I need Him.

Tell God what is hurting today. Talk to Him. God will always listen. He does not think I am silly or weak.

For our Jesus, our High Priest, is able to understand our weaknesses. He came to earth to show us that He lived and was tempted in every way that we are – but He did not worry or sin. Let us then KNOW that we KNOW – we can come before God’s throne and know that because of Jesus – God sees us with loving eyes and a loving heart. Hebrews 4:15-16 (my paraphrase and emphasis)

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