God of the Little Things

by Sylvia Bambola November 16, 2009 8:34 AM

I’ve often heard people say when talking about a problem, “Oh, I’d never bother God with that, He has more important things to do.”  Well, nothing could be further from the truth.  True, the world is full of tribulation: wars, famine, financial collapse, you name it. And true, our problems most often don’t come near that level.  But what’s not true is that God doesn’t care about them, or that He’s too busy.


To prove my point I’ll share this.  A while back I lost one of my gold earrings, an ultrathin triangular piece, the size of a thumbnail.  It was the first pair of earrings my husband ever bought me so it was high in sentimental value, though moderate of cost, and I dearly wanted it back. So I prayed and asked God to help.  Three days later I found it on my front door step!  I had been going in and out of my house for days and never saw it.  But now it sat, stem up and in perfect condition, just as if someone had placed it there. I was overjoyed, and praised God for his kindness.  But because it was a pierced earring, I needed the back, that little lentil-size piece that holds the earring in the ear. Now I could have used any backing. After all, who looks behind your ears?  And if I never found it, it would be okay.  But . . . since I knew God could do anything, I asked Him to kindly help me find this, too. A few days later, while vacuuming my living room rug, a tiny gold object suddenly flipped into the air (obviously from the motion of the vacuum, and which the vacuum could easily have sucked up).  And yes, you guessed it! It was the back of my earring!


Now why did God even care about my earring? Such a trivial thing? Because I cared about it, and because He cares about me. And He cares about you, too. About the things that are important to you.  Nothing is too little or inconsequential for His notice. Remember, this is the God who knows the very number of the hairs on your head!  Don’t forget that when next you’re down or in need. God truly does love you.


Until next week,




Category: Spirituality


January 21, 2010 12:06 PM #

For me it's not so much that I don't believe that God cares about everything.  It's that I forget to ask him for the little things.  I do believe that He watches over me but that's sort of vague.  I need to get into the habit of asking for what I think I need and praising Him for being there for me.

Sue Miller United States

January 22, 2010 9:42 AM #

I think you hit it right, Sue.  It is a habit.  Prayer is just having a conversation with God. The more we do it, the more natural it becomes. "The Practice of the presence of God" is a book by Brother Lawrence in which he talks about his deep personal relationship with the Lord.  When i read books like that i realize how far i still have to go.

Thanks for your post.

sylvia Bambola United States

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