It’s very easy to get caught up in thinking that we’re just a tiny creation in the magnificent spectrum of God’s plan and that He’s really only interested in the big picture. But while God holds the balance of all things in His hands as he puts all the pieces together, He’s also very interested in every detail of each one of our lives. If we were to look really deep, we would see God’s presence in the little things, too.
Sometimes we get so involved in the big, priority issues in our lives that we miss God’s concern for us altogether when we don’t see Him there. We call upon Him when we face overwhelming financial difficulties or critical health issues or serious relationship problems, but we don’t include Him in the smaller things in our lives because we don’t want to bother Him with them.
Many Christians will only pray about the big things in their lives like getting a job, buying a house, or praying for someone else. But God wants us to involve Him in all the tiny, seemingly insignificant things, as well. We are not just a number in His system. We are His children and we have a relationship with Him.
God tells us in Luke 12:7 that the very hairs on our head are numbered and that we are more valuable to Him than many sparrows. Verse 6 says that not one of them is forgotten by God, so if the sparrow is precious to the Lord, we must realize that we are even more precious.
In a family we share our thoughts and our ideas, our joys and our sorrows with our parents, with our brothers and sisters and even with our aunts and uncles and cousins. Why? Because they are family and would want to be part of these things in our lives.
God is also family. He is our Heavenly Father and He also wants to be part of our lives, of every little thing that happens to us. Nothing is too small or too insignificant to Him. He loves us so much that even something that a friend or family member would say dismiss as not important, God says is important. He wants us to share our thoughts and our ideas with Him.
On my birthday this year my husband gave me a pair of gold-studded diamond earrings and they were special because the medical world had said that I wouldn’t live to see any more birthdays. The Lord changed that, however, and healed me so that this birthday was really special to me. But two weeks ago, I lost one of these earrings and I was upset.
I prayed to the Lord about it, and every day I searched for it. I knew that the Lord felt my sadness and I kept thanking Him for giving them to me in the first place, and asking Him if He would show me where it was. Today I found it and I was thrilled. I couldn’t stop thanking and praising Him. A small earring like this may seem to be nothing in perspective of world problems, but it showed me that even in the tiny, little seemingly insignificant things in my life, He was there!
We may not often see God’s hand in the many big issues around us but when it comes to those personal things, if we include Him He will be there, and the joy we’ll get will never compare to anything that this world could offer.
“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!”
… 1 John 3:1