– Woodrow Kroll
God’s in the Small Things
One person once asked if something was too small to pray to God about. But isn’t everything small to God, including the big things? What about praying to God about a parking space? What about praying to God to help you find your missing dog? What about… Just fill in the blank. Can you think of anything that we shouldn’t be praying to God about if it concerns us? Certainly we shouldn’t be praying for things outside of the will of God, but if we know it’s God’s will, then nothing is too small or too big for God because He’s in the big and small things of our life and, in fact, all things (Zech 4:10).
God Is Interested
Think something’s too small for God to be interested? Did you know that “not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it” (Matt 10:29)? “Are you not much more valuable than they” (Matt 6:26)? God feels your pain if your beloved pet dies, if your car won’t start, if you have a toothache, or in just about anything else you can imagine. Think about this: God notices even a tiny sparrow that falls to the ground. So what makes you think He won’t be interested in everything in your life, even if it seems small to you?
Nothing Too Hard for God
God has declared through Jeremiah, “Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you” (Jer 32:17). The fact is, no problem is too big and no detail too small for God to not notice or care. We might look at our situation in life and think, “Wow, this is too much for me to handle,” and Jesus would say, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God” (Mark 10:27). When Israel faced a formidable foe by overwhelming numbers, listen to what Elisha said about God: “This is an easy thing in the eyes of the LORD; he will also deliver Moab into your hands” (2 Kings 3:18). Amen? To God, big is small.
Doing All Things through Christ
We can do nothing of ourselves. This is a fact that Jesus established during His earthly ministry (John 15:5), but through Christ we can do all things, at least within the will of God, that is (Phil 4:13). Since God didn’t even spare His own Son for us, what’s preventing Him from giving us all things (Rom 8:32)? For God, big things are nothing. We must look with the eyes of faith and see an invisible God Who is pleased to help us in the small and big things in life, for assuredly no problem is too big and no detail too small for a big God.
It’s almost always a matter of trust when the “bigs” and the “littles” come against us in life, but if you are a parent or grandparent, is anything too small of a detail to address or not important with your own children or grandchildren if it’s important to them? To the child it might look like the Titanic, but to you it probably looks manageable. Then how much more so with God, for Whom nothing is too big and no detail too small.