When I need something impossible, I ask God. That’s just a given. I know who He is. I know what He can do. And I know that He has offered to help me when I ask. So it would be silly to ignore His offer of help when I’m in desperate need of it.
But what about when your need isn’t impossible?
My best friend and I needed money to host a booth at the 2016 TPA Convention this year, and we needed $300 to do it. And right now, neither of us have that kind of money laying around. So since it was impossible, we asked God for help, and He provided.
But what about when I need lunch? What about when I need money for gasoline? What about when I need money for a haircut? If I trust God for the big stuff, shouldn’t I trust Him for the small stuff too? But if I use up all my “prayer points” with God on molehill stuff, will He still be there when I need Him to move mountains?
Today’s verses are Luke 12:29-31.
And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things. These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.
This is something I struggle to get my brain around. God cares about our needs—ALL of them. The big ones and the small ones. He wants to be a part of our lives in a big way, and that means we need to involve Him in everything that’s happening, whether we think He’ll think it’s important or not.
The truth is, He thinks every area of our lives are important. He made us. He cares about us. And He wants to help us. That includes helping us with our not-impossible molehill-level problems as well as our mountain-size issues.
Don’t worry about the small problems you’re facing. God knows about them, and He’s just as able to help you with the small stuff as He is with the big stuff. If God can handle the big things, he can handle the little things too.
So, yes, trust Him for your mortgage payment. Trust Him for that new job. Trust Him for that impossible thing you can’t possibly accomplish on your own. But don’t hesitate to trust Him for your lunch either.
You need God on the mountains, sure, but that doesn’t mean you need Him less on the molehills.