Does Heavenly Father really love everyone? How is that possible? There are so many people! Can He really answer all of our prayers? Does God really know who I am?
It doesn’t seem to matter how I try
These thoughts just keep returning to my mind
Will He really answer me?
Will He see what my heart needs?
Will He have the time for me?
Will really answer me?
He’s never broken His promise, He’ll be there.
He hears each word and each heartfelt thought in prayer
He’s devoted to you. He’ll help you know what is true.
That’s what He’s promised to do.
He answered me.
(He’ll answer you.)
He answered me.
(He’ll answer you.)
“Will He Answer Me” by Michael McLean.
Can You Even Remember All of Their Names?
I remember wondering how He possibly could love everyone unconditionally and answer everyone’s prayers. I didn’t doubt His capacity to love, but there are 7 billion people on Earth then. So, really?
One day in Relief Society, someone I totally admired mentioned that as a young mom she struggled to understand how God could love everyone in the whole world. Did He really know her? As she wrestled with her question, she attended a family reunion with her husband and four children. She was the only member of the Church of Jesus Christ in her family and some members of her family considered four children to be excessive.
“That’s so many children! Can you even remember all their names?!”
Of course, she could remember all their names! What a silly question! She was offended that someone would even wonder if she could remember her children’s names.
At that moment, the Holy Ghost taught her that the number of Heavenly Father’s children isn’t too excessive for Him to remember all of their names either. Just as she loves and cares for her children individually and collectively, God does the same for each and all of His children.
They Are Mine
In his astonishing vision, Moses marveled at numberless amount of God’s children. So. Many. People. Why were they all created?
And it came to pass that Moses looked, and beheld theupon which he was created; and Moses the world and the ends thereof, and all the children of men which are, and which were created; of the same he greatly and wondered. …
And he beheld also the inhabitants thereof, and there was not awhich he beheld not; and he discerned them by the Spirit of God; and their numbers were great, even numberless as the sand upon the sea shore. …
And the Lord God spake unto Moses, saying … they are many, and they cannot be numbered unto man; but they are numbered unto me, for they are mine. …
For behold, this is myand my —to bring to pass the and of man.
Does God Really Know Who I Am?
Humanity wasn’t created as a bulk experiment! An infinitesimal glob of humanity wasn’t God’s intention.
So God created man in his own , in the image of God created he him; male and . created he them
He created each one individually in His image and with glorious purpose—immortality and eternal life!
He knows who we are because He created us! He knows our names, our personalities, our habits, and desires. He designs, if we will, to bring us back into His presence partakers of immortality and eternal life.
Will He answer your prayer? Absolutely, yes! I have no idea how He’s able to attend to each of our needs as a tender parent does. But I know that He does tend to me as a tender parent does. I see His hand in my life through miracles and blessings that specifically bring me joy, even through the simplest things like sequential green lights or new species of flowers I’ve never seen before.
As I believe in Him, I see His purposes unfold. I begin to hear His voice. I begin to feel Him near. I trust that He is my Father and I am His child, and so are you. And He promises us
Then shall yeupon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will .
And ye shall me, when ye shall for me with all your .me, and find
And I will be found of you, saith the Lord
I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have moved 64 times and have not tired of experiencing this beautiful earth! I love the people, languages, histories/anthropologies, & especially religious cultures of the world. My life long passion is the study & searching out of religious symbolism, specifically related to ancient & modern temples. My husband Anthony and I love our bulldog Stig, adventures, traveling, movies, motorcycling, and time with friends and family.