Thursday, August 9, 2012

Not Too Small for a BIG God

Have you ever felt so small that you were sure you didn't matter in this great and mighty universe? Chances are you have. We all have at times, and the truth of the matter is that we are small compared to everything, but there is hope. REAL hope.

My hope lies in my knowledge that God loves me. And if God loves me (which He obviously does based on what He sacrificed for me*), it makes sense that He cares about my everyday situations. 

Does this mean life will be a piece of cake? I'm insulting you by even asking that. Forgive me. Of course life isn't easy, but He is there for me. Unfortunately we (man) messed up His perfect plan a long time ago. Thankfully He stepped in to provide a way back to redemption. (That would be Jesus, the cross, and a mighty resurrection.)

I have real needs and real deadlines. God may or may not choose to meet the deadlines in which I am bound, but I won't turn away. Even when I find myself beginning to get anxious,   I trust that He knows what He's doing. Saying that He sees the whole picture is a bit myopic. He is painting the whole picture.

If you are feeling small and insignificant I encourage you to chase down these verses. They may be familiar or completely new to you, but I pray they express His love and care in you.

Jeremiah 1:5  Before I formed you in the womb I knew you
Isaiah 43:1  Do not fear, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name. You are mine.
Psalm 139  You have searched me LORD and you know me

There are many verses that tell of God's love for us. I've seen that love proven time and again in my life. I hope you find rest in His declarations.

* 1 John 3:16 
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.

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Jennifer said...

So very, very true. Love those verses...cling to them often! (love that picture, too!)

Unknown said...

Thanks for this encouraging message!

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