Have you ever had a day where everything seems to be going wrong? You woke up late for work and then in a rush you forgot your lunch at home. Then at the end of your work day you come out to find that you have a flat tire. In reality, these things are a pain, but they are minor things…not the end of the world. Have you ever sat and wondered if God cares about those minor incidents in your life?
I have heard people say that God doesn’t care about stuff like that because those are things we can fix ourself, or you should only bring the “big things” to God. It always breaks my heart to hear people say such things. You see, God cares about every aspect of our life…small, big…it doesn’t matter. He wants to be included in everything that goes on with us. He cares when your day doesn’t start off right…He cares when you forget your lunch or get a flat tire. Yeah, you can easily go and fix those things, but He wants you to bring those things to Him and pour your heart out to Him. Although those things are minor, they are still frustrating and can cause our attitude to turn for the worse. That’s why we bring those things to Him. In my experience, pouring my heart out to God about small things gives me so much peace and joy…it literally melts away the frustration. It’s such an incredible feeling knowing that my Lord and Savior cares about the small stuff that occurs in my life and listens to me when I talk to Him about those issues.
I think sometimes we as Christians underestimate how much God cares about us. We tend to limit Him with our thinking. We think that He has more important things to deal with than to care about our insignificant issues. We have to change that thinking. Jeremiah 1:5 says that God knew us before He formed us in our mother’s womb. This amazing, all-powerful God took the time to make it a point to know us not only before we were born, but before He even shaped us in our mother’s womb…just think about that. How can we say that God doesn’t care about the small things in our life? Luke 12:7 says that God knows the very number of hairs on our head. How can we say that God doesn’t care about every aspect of our life when He made it a point to know the number of hairs on our head? I don’t even know how many hairs are on my head and honestly don’t care to find out, but God wants to know. That’s how much He cares about us! He wants to know every, single detail of our lives! We can truly talk to God about anything. I’m going to be transparent right now. I literally talk to God about everything. I truly mean everything. For instance, when it’s time for my monthly intruder, I have to go to God about it because honestly it’s not something I can make it through on my own. I get real with God. I tell Him, “Lord, You know that I hate this time of the month. You know that I have the most excruciatingly painful cramps. I need you to strengthen me Lord so that I can do the things I need to do because life can’t stop because of this. If You don’t strengthen me, then I’m just going to lie in the bed curled up in the fetal position until this is over.” It gets that real lol, but you know what I always feel better after opening up to Him about it and He strengthens me through it each month. That’s how real you can be with God. I love the fact that I can open up to Him about anything. Trust me, He wants us to go to Him. He wants us to go to Him before we try to figure things out on our own or go talk to our friends or parents about the situation. He has the greatest solution to even the smallest of problems. Not just that, He will cover you with His peace and joy, which will make the situation so much easier to handle. He understands the frustrations of everyday life, He understands when things don’t work out the way we want them to do. He is such a loving and understanding God. We just have to open up to Him. I want to leave you with one more scripture…this is one of my favorites. It’s Isaiah 49:16, which says, “See, I have written your name on the palm of My hands.” Every time I think about the fact that God has my name written on the palm of His hands..I am speechless…I am so in awe of how much He loves me…how much He cares for me. We matter that much to Him. If He will write your name on His hands, He cares about every aspect of your life. Talk to Him. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.