March 11

Written by Bill Grandi on March 11th, 2020

I’m pretty sure all of us have heard the phrase “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” I once had a little book with that title. It’s subtitle was “It’s all small stuff.” I don’t know about the accuracy of that latter statement because there sure are some things that loom like mountains in our eyes.

At the same time, I am also being reassured by God’s Word that God sees the small stuff.  I have often been asked, “Pastor Bill, does God care about the little things? Is there anything too small for me to pray about? Does He really care about such-and-such?” There are a couple of thoughts that come to mind that I would say to these folks:

  1. There is nothing too small for God or to tell God. Take a look at Psalm 8:3-4. “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him and the son of man that you care for him?” David sees man as something insignificant (small) in the grand scheme of things compared to creation and, yet, God cares about us.
  2. The widow who gave her mite (Mark 12:41-44) was small and insignificant in the eyes of the religious leaders. And she gave a really, really small amount of money when compared to others.  But it depends on whose eyes saw. The religious leaders would have ignored her (and did if they even saw her); Jesus saw her. They would have looked down on her small gift; Jesus applauded it.

Two examples of seemingly small things that caught God’s eye. How can we possibly think that our concerns are too small for Him?

“Father, thank you for seeing all and seeing the significance of each person, each gift, each request.”


5 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S. says:

    I recently heard a message talking about bringing things before God in prayer…

    It was a bit of a different take and I am still absorbing and contemplating the message I heard.

    The idea is that if we are willing to let God take our burdens… If we are truly willing to release them to God, how often should we bring the same thing, the same prayer, before our father?

    In many ways it made sense… Would I want my own children to come to me each morning asking for the same thing over and over and over again?

    Perhaps a different spin on your post, but something that has been on my mind.

  2. I love that psalm, Bill, as it comforts us in knowing that as small as we are, the Lord sees us and cares for us. I don’t think He minds at all when we pray to Him about the small things.

  3. Absolutely, God wants us to bring the “small” things to Him. If it concerns us, it concerns Him. And what may be “small” to one is not “small” to another.