You ever get hung up on all the little details of life?…like where you will live, what you will eat, or how adorning your clothes should be? We say little details, but these little “all-consuming” areas of our lives tend to overshadow the magnitude of our GREAT-BIG God.
I believe He was speaking straight to our humanity when He told us:
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:25-26
Trusting Him with the huge faith steps can be telling, but more than that, I believe He deeply cares about how we steward the small things. Are we anxious about the little details of life? Are we losing hope or faith that He cares about these small little attributes of our world…or is He somewhere totally out of reach and out of touch with our bewildering circumstances.
I myself, get hung up on the little details.
I worry about how I am going to provide a home for my kids—you know the one with a yard and all the Americanized necessities. I get bogged down with bills, and the stress of our monetary hustle…I get burdened with buying my children’s clothes every couple of months when they hit a new growth milestone…
But then I stop…putting all my blessings, and all these little details in perspective. God cares, He is always good, and has always supplied EVERY NEED, at the perfect moment, at the perfect time.
If I am being honest, it’s hard for me to truly let go of the little details. Probably because I am one of those people who recognize all the little details when I walk into a room. I notice the aesthetic, the smell, the people, the atmosphere, the mood—I love details. But they also get the best of me, more times than I would care to admit.
And sometimes I think God is just too BIG, to care about my small little circumstances. So in my humanistic strength, I try spinning all the plates, and aligning all the details—ya know just to help Him out. Oh, and what a disaster that always turns out to be.
It’s not comfortable trying to operate outside your God-given role…trust me.
I am learning to release all my anxiety and to trust Him with the smallest of details of my life. That though He spun the stars into place, and upholds the earth in orbit, He is always upholding me. The birds of the air capture His attention, so why would I believe for one minute, that I haven’t captured His.
So, If you (like me) have been failing to trust Him with the little details of life, let’s pray this prayer together:
Your love for me is so grand, that you weave your hand through the smallest details of my life. You care about my needs, and you love to listen to my deepest desires. You have never once forsaken me…
Forgive me for becoming consumed with the small details of life…help me to cast every burden at your feet..for I know you care for me. Your love is deep and wide, reaching every part of my world. You see the need before I even ask, but you simply love to hear my voice…nothing goes unnoticed, or unseen.
Thank you that even though your love and greatness cannot be measured, your care for the little details remains. I don’t have to worry or stress, about the how…where…or why. You are already working it all together for my good.
I love you, Jesus.
Your overly detailed daughter.