What comes to mind why you hear the words…”constant care”? An infant, the elderly. It could just be me – but somehow the words seem to have a negative connotation. If they do for you too, then clear your mind. I’ll tell you why. Right now, I’m thinking about what the Lord gives to me. For surely, it’s constant care that I receive from Him.
Here’s a scripture I learned from the Fighter Verse application (http://fighterverses.com)….
Isaiah 46:3-4. “Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.”
For many years, I didn’t realize that I was constantly being carried. When I had trouble, I knew the Lord carried me then. Decades ago, I even wrote a song about it. (Hoping to post it shortly.)
In ignorance, I believed that on a daily basis, I pretty much took care of myself. I’m glad to learn that from my birth – to what will eventually become my old age (Lord willing) – it’s the Lord who carries and gives me constant care.
The best part is that it doesn’t bother the Lord that I need constant care. I really love that about Him. He’s not trying to teach me independence or self-reliance. No pulling myself up by my boot straps with Him. Instead His encouragement is to throw my cares onto Him (Psalm 55:22), rest in Him, (Hebrews 4:9-11) seek His counsel for any and everything (Psalm 18:2, Proverbs 3:6, 1 Corin 10:31). Now that’s an offer I don’t want to refuse!!!