God will take care of you
Through every day, o’er all the way,
He will take care of you
God will take care of you.
A classic hymn of comfort from the early 20th century, “God Will Take Care of You” reinforces our devotional theme which explores the caregiving nature of our relationship with God. Even if you are not familiar with this hymn, it is very apparent when you read its simple refrain and the reassuring words in its verses that our God is a loving, protective, caring God. “Be not dismayed whate’er betide, God will take care of you. Beneath His wings of love abide, God will take care of you. Through days of toil when heart doth fail, God will take care of you. When dangers fierce your path assail, God will take care of you” (vs. 1, 2).
He is always with us under every condition from ordinary days to the most disturbing times. He will never fail us. In His love we are safe and reassured. Whatever our circumstances, He is near us, whether it be internal fears or external threats. “All you may need He will provide, God will take care of you. Trust Him and you will be satisfied, God will take care of you” (v.3).
If family, friends, or coworkers let you down, you can count on God to be there for you. You are not alone. God is your steadfast companion and guide. His loyalty is constant. “Lonely and sad, from friends apart, God will take care of you. He will give peace to your aching heart, God will take care of you” (v.4).
Life’s many challenges can cause us to stumble. Demands on our time, resources and emotions can wear us down. When we are burdened with difficult decisions or overwhelmed by stresses, big or small; when life confronts us with devastating changes or losses and our strength is sapped; when we need rest, we can rely on the love of God. He cares, he sustains, he loves us unconditionally. “No matter what may be the test, God will take care of you. Lean, weary one, upon His breast, God will take care of you” (v. 5).
Prayer: Dear Lord, give us peace and rest and consolation. Help us face our “trials and tribulations”. Keep us always close to You and each other. Amen.