He still cares. (still).

Paul Merrill writes here the first Friday of each month. However, at the moment, he’s in the middle of a daughter getting married, two sons graduating with master’s degrees, and a son-in-law-to-be graduating from college. So I offered to run one of his past posts.

This one was first published July 2020. It’s good to remember where we were. It can help us appreciated more deeply where we are.

Congratulations, Merrill family!


The last four or five months have been the hardest in our lives for many of us.

One completely unsolvable crisis followed another. And the world reacted like never before, to both crises.

It’s so easy to get anxious. And there are some very good reasons to be anxious that I won’t go into because they have already been going through your head on repeat, day after day after day.

I do know one thing: “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you” (1 Peter 5:7).

That’s the very best thing I can do – day after day after day. Hour after hour after hour.

God is still living and active. I also like to rest in this idea: “…my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.” (Isaiah 55:8b) God is not wasting all this pain and suffering.

So let’s give all our worries and cares to God. He is still living and active!

Paul Merrill writes here every First Friday.