Walter Martin was to preach at a church near Lestershire, N.Y., but was concerned his sick wife, Civilla, needed his care.
The couple’s son asked his father, “Don’t you think that if God wants you to preach today, that he will take care of mother?” Walter kept his preaching appointment, and when he returned home found his wife feeling better and that she had written a hymn.
“Be not dismayed whate’er betide, God will take care of you;
Beneath his wings of love abide, God will take care of you!
God will take care of you. Thro’ every day, O’er all the way;
He will take care of you, God will take care of you.”
Civilla had heard what her son had said and wrote the words to “God Will Take Care of You.” Walter, who was also musically trained, wrote the melody.
There is a scene in heaven of God’s care for his people. In Revelation 7:13 there is a picture of the redeemed who had suffered through tribulation on earth and are now in the care of their heavenly Father.
“They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of them shall feed them and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes,” (Revelation 7:16-17 KJV).
God is taking care of them in this passage just as he always had. This is the lesson we should heed. God is taking care of us now, and he always will. And, God will take care of you in the future. His people have nothing to worry whatever may happen.
When dark days come and we need to be lifted up, let us remember that our God continually looks after us and cares for us. Our God will never stop loving us. Even at the hour of our departure from this earth, his care will continue eternally.