How do you relate to a God who takes time to count hairs?
We come loudly to him when our world goes cockeyed and the balance of living has been tilted to the point we can hardly stand. When bad turns to ‘so much worse’ we assume God expects us to expect him to fix things. And we assume correctly.
But our assumptions are not always right when we assume God isn’t interested in the ‘small stuff’ of life.
In I Kings chapter twenty Israel is attacked by the Arameans. God rescues his people and the enemy retreats. But the Aramean king is given the following analysis by his advisors: “Israel’s God is a god of the mountains, but next time if we fight them on the plains we can win.”
We think … how silly! Silly indeed.
Yet we often believe that God is God of the mountain-sized ‘big stuff.’ He doesn’t have the time or energy to notice the little events in our lives that take place on the plains of minor stuff. When we worship only the God of the ‘big stuff’ we are in danger of disobeying one of the most treasured verses in all of Scripture: “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” I Peter 5:7 New Living Translation
In Matthew 6 we find God caring about the sparrows getting enough to eat and making sure the flowers look just right. In Matthew 14 He is concerned that people are about to miss their mealtime. Psalm 121:8 says that He notices when we come and when we go.
And how about Psalm 139:1-5 (TLB): “O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit or stand. When far away you know my every thought. You chart the path ahead of me, and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment, you know where I am. You know what I am going to say before I even say it. You both precede and follow me, and place your hand of blessing on my head.”
So before you relegate God only to the mountain-sized issues in your life, keep in mind that He even notices if you’re standing or sitting, where your next rest stop should be, the next words to come from your mouth! His GPS keeps track of us in our most dire circumstance, but also when we’re yawning with boredom because not much is bothering us at the moment.
This week allow him to be the Lord of all your life. Tell him everything. Overlook nothing … He doesn’t! Cast all your care on him for He really does care deeply for you.