A Matter of Prayer

In He Still Move Stones, Max Lucado writes: “What matters to you matters to God. You probably think that’s true when it comes to the big stuff. When it comes to the major-league difficulties like death, disease, sin, and disaster – you know that God cares. But what about the smaller things? What about grouchy bosses or flat tires or lost dogs? What about broken dishes, late flights, toothaches, or a crashed hard disk? Do these matter to God?

“I mean, He’s got a universe to run. He’s got the planets to keep balanced and presidents and kings to watch over. He’s got wars to worry with and famines to fix. Who am I to tell Him about my ingrown toenail? I’m glad you asked. Let me tell you who you are… you are God’s child… As a result, if something is important to you, it’s important to God.”

In labeling something as a “big” problem, we are implying that it will take God more effort tot resolve it. To say something is a “little” problem implies less effort. The fact is, there are no degrees of difficulty to One who is omnipotent. God’s all-powerful, and therefore, all capable. He knows all the solutions, even as He knows all the problems. No problem, big or small, is beyond His love, concern, and ability.

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. ~1 Peter 5:7