The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

There are times when God seems unaware of our problems. Our enemy, satan, loves to whisper this in our ears to discourage us and make us think God does not care. Satan is the master of putting doubt in our minds to break down our relationship with God. I believe, if we are honest, there have been times in our life when we think God doesn’t know what we are going through. But nothing could be further from the truth. The Lord knows all about our circumstances and is the God of rescue and restoration.

The Disciples Thought Jesus was not Aware of Their Circumstance

Jesus had asked the disciples to go across the Sea of Galilee one evening after a long day of teaching. Many of the disciples were fishermen and used to sailing at night. Mark 4: 37 But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. 38 Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?” [1]

These men didn’t ask Jesus for help but immediately assumed that because He wasn’t helping them, He must not care. Like the disciples, we can become so caught up in our problems that we forget that God knows all about what we are going through.

The Lord is Always Aware of Your Problems

Scripture shows how much God cares. When we remember these verses, we can counter the thought that Jesus doesn’t know or care about our difficulties. Psalm 56:8 You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. [2]

Repeatedly the Lord makes us mindful that He is alert to our circumstances. Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. [3]


O Lord, my God, You are my refuge and my strength. You are my ever-present help in times of trouble. When it seems like my world is crumbling around me and the storms of my life throw me around, take away my fear. Be my strength when I am weak. When I am vulnerable, You are my refuge. As I cry for help, You will answer. Remind me, Lord, that You are always with me; you will never leave or forsake me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.[4] When God seems unaware of our problems, listen here:

[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation. Tyndale House Publishers.


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