You might remember singing the song “He’s Got The Whole World in His Hands” as a kid in church. Maybe you cupped your hands together imagining a great and powerful God holding the world in his hands. But what I love most about this song is that it’s not only about God’s power, but His personal care. The lyrics describe His power to hold the wind and the rain in His hands, but also his gentleness in caring for the little bitty babies in His hands, too.
Our God is a personal God. He is mighty and powerful, but He cares about the little things, too. We often get trapped in the lie that God’s got too big of things to figure out than the little things we are currently worried about. But in reality, our God is so big that every request seems small to him. God wants us to pray about everything because He cares for us.
Don’t be afraid to pray big prayers, but also don’t be afraid to pray small ones either. It always makes me smile when God answers my “small, silly prayers.” In fact, most of my prayers throughout each day are made up of small, silly prayers, like asking God to help me catch my plane on time or prayers for the right words to say. When those prayers are answered, I’m reminded that He really does care for me and every little thing that is going on in my life. The Bible says that God even knows how many hairs are on my head, so why would he not care about the things in this world that make me feel stressed, sad, anxious, or upset, too?
Spend one day practicing praying for “small” things. Throughout your day, turn every anxious thought into a prayer, turn every frustrating moment into a prayer, and anytime that you feel something exciting or joyful, stop and thank God for that moment.