Last week, a friend & I were talking about our shared dysfunction (keep us in prayer, k?). I don’t like to be a burden or a bother, you know? So if (after a period of time), I feel like a burden/bother, or that you don’t really want to talk to me, I stop talking (it’s really terrible lol). Since that conversation, one verse has repeatedly swirled around my mind: “casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7). Therefore, I’m here to serve as a reminder of what you may already know: He still cares. (this may be quick, so…let’s go)
We are often told that God cares about us. So much so, that it lowkey sounds like a cliche. It’s kind of similar to your mom saying you’re a good person, you know? Of course you’re going to say that…you’re my mom; but regardless of how cliche it may sound, it’s a truth that will never fade.
I’ve learned that God cares about us so much that He cares about the small stuff. Like…that ‘all’, really means…all. Each and every care. It literally took decades (I’ve only got about 2 & a half on me, but still…stick with the moment lol) for me to take the little things about my life to God. I knew that He was the God to go to when I ran into the Red Sea, but I didn’t think He was too concerned with the fact that I was sleepy. I’m a “grown woman” (whatever that means lol), I figured I needed to handle some pieces of my life on my own. I knew He cared when I was about to sin (or had already commenced said action), but I didn’t think He wanted to hear about the fact that I'd read a paragraph 3 times & was still missing the point. He’s…God. All knowing, all seeing, world in His hand…why on Earth would He care about my minor details? However, I’ve learned that: 1) minor details can easily become major issues and 2) relationships are built on minor details.
I actually found the heart of God in the small details of my life. The ‘meat’ of my relationship with God is built on the everyday moments that I bring Him in on. I learned more about who He was in some of the ‘ordinary’ moments of my life. This doesn’t mean that God told me what shirt to wear today, or that I asked Him what shoes I should wear. It does, however, mean that the more I’ve shared with Him, the more He shares with me. My gratitude towards Him increased when I realized that He quite literally cares about everything that happens to and in me. Giving Him the little stuff actually made it easier to call on Him when the ‘Red Seas’ came, because…I know He knows me. The minor issues strengthened me for the major fights..when I took them to Him. When I didn't It’s always easier to ask for help when that person knows that you’re not trying to use them, you know? That’s true ‘horizontally’ (your relationship with…any other human), and it’s true ‘vertically’ (your relationship with God).
Let me wrap this up in the most straightforward way possible: God cares about every detail in your life. He cares about whatever weighs you down. He cares about what hurts, and He’s more than able to heal. He sees the small things that you don’t even notice…and they matter to Him. He will never ignore you. He will never leave or abandon you. He’s right there…at all times…waiting to hear what you have to say. He cares if you’re mad. He cares if you’re ecstatic. He cares if you’re bruised. He cares if you’re grateful. He cares if you had the worst day on earth, or the best day in your entire life. Don't wait until your life is falling apart to call on Him; call on Him when everything is together, or when you have the slightest worry. The Bible tells us to be anxious about nothing, and to cast all of our cares on Him. So your pain may be self inflicted, because you’ve insisted on carrying weights that should’ve been on His all powerful shoulders a long time ago. Do yourself a favor, and place those cares on Him. Trust me, you’re not getting on His nerves, and this problem is not too small for Him. He’s capable to handle every one of your weights, big or small. He cares more than you know. Let Him show you; He can surely show you better than I could ever tell you.
“Oh what peace we often forfeit. Oh what needless pain we bear…all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.”
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