O LORD, what is man that you care for him, the son of man that you think of him? Psalm 144:3
And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Matthew 10:30,31
Visiting with a friend the other day as she shared a deep concern, I casually asked if she’d prayed about it No, she replied, and went on to explain she didn’t think God was concerned about something like that. “I do pray about the important things but not anything as small as this”, she added.
I could identify with this thinking, and at one time my thinking was similar; after all, God has a lot to do all the time! Then I ‘happened’ to visit a church one particular weekend while we were out of town. After the worship service the pastor asked if anyone would like to come up for prayer.
Several people did. Clearly some had physical ailments; others may have had financial, family, or work situations they were seeking God’s help with. One woman had a cold, and she went right up for prayer along with the others. The pastors and prayer team prayed for each person who came, including the woman with the sniffles. No prayer request was too large, or too small.
There is nothing under the sun that is not important to God. All we have to do is look at our solar system, the starry universe, how a baby is perfectly put together before birth, the cell structure in our bodies, right down to a perfectly and intricately made bumble bee in a minutely detailed single flower.
He is most definitely and assuredly in details. And He is totally interested in the details of our lives. The Word of the Lord is truth, and it says that even the hairs of our head are numbered by God. That statement is extraordinary when you think about the fact that the average loss is 5-150 hairs every day, then new ones growing in, and God is still aware of the number at any given moment.
He knows every single solitary detail about us. He IS interested and involved in our lives. No prayer request is too small for Him. He already knows what is in our hearts and minds, and longs for us to come to Him, our Heavenly Father, to ask and to talk things over. Through the Holy Spirit, we can come to Him, trusting and believing.
What an awesome and amazing God we have, that HE would be interested in every detail concerning us. So let go and let God; “give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” (1 Peter 5:7) How wonderful our Lord is a God of details.
That is good news.
©Sally I. Kennedy
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