While doing some reading this morning a thought came to me.  It concerns a question that I believe to be often asked but rarely vocalized.  It’s this: does God really care?  Now on a normal day, we might never think that way; but in a moment of burden, trial, frustration, or loss, the doubt about His care may rear its ugly head.  We might not walk around sharing that doubt with others, but it gnaws at us and, if not dealt with, will draw us into a sticky, miry clay of despair.  But in those moments, consider these thoughts from a couple of verses.  Does He care?  Romans 8:32 says, “He that spared not His own Son…how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”  Does He care?  2 Corinthians 8:9 states, “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich.”  Does He care?  1 Peter 5:7 clearly reminds us, “He careth for you.”  In the late 1800’s, Dr. Frank Graeff was known as the “sunshine minister.”  One author said of him, “He is a spiritual optimist, a great friend of children; his bright sunshining disposition attracts him not only to children, but to all with whom he comes in contact.  He has a holy magnetism and a child-like faith.”  Even so, Dr. Graeff went through many trials.  In one such trial and moment of severe despondency, doubt, and agony, He thought of that phrase, “He careth for you.”  From that dark experience he wrote a well-known hymn that says, “Does Jesus care when my heart is pained too deeply for mirth or song, as the burdens press, and the cares distress, and the way grows weary and long?  O, yes, He cares, I know He cares, His heart is touched with my grief; when the days are weary, the long nights dreary, I know my Savior cares.”  I know my Savior cares!  Now that’s something that will see you through!