Would you please help me do something nice for someone else? There is a young boy, Emory who just received a bone marrow transplant. He and his mom are staying in Houston for the next couple of months until they can return to OKC. His mom, Laura, is trying to keep him busy, so they are doing a geography project. If you are from a state other than Oklahoma or Texas, would you please take a minute to sign their guest book? Their website is www.caringbridge.org/ok/emoryhood
25 "So I tell you, don't worry about the food or drink you need to live, or about the clothes you need for your body. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothes. 26 Look at the birds in the air. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them. And you know that you are worth much more than the birds. 27 You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it. 28 "And why do you worry about clothes? Look at how the lilies in the field grow. They don't work or make clothes for themselves. 29 But I tell you that even Solomon with his riches was not dressed as beautifully as one of these flowers.30 God clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today but tomorrow is thrown into the fire. So you can be even more sure that God will clothe you. Don't have so little faith!31 Don't worry and say, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?'32 The people who don't know God keep trying to get these things, and your Father in heaven knows you need them.
What Matters to Us, matters to God. This includes the big stuff, such as death, disease, sin, and disaster. But what about the smaller things?
God does have a universe to run. He's got wars, famines, presidents, kings, etc to fix. Who am I to tell him about small things, such as an ingrown toenail?
We are an heir of God.
We are eternal.
We have a crown.
We are a holy priest.
We were chosen before the creation.
But more than any of the above - more significant than any title or position - is the simple fact that we are God's children. The Father has loved us so much that we are called children of God. And we really are His children. (1 John 3:1).
As a result, if something is important to us, it's important to God.
So we should go ahead. Tell God what hurts. Talk to Him. He won't turn us away. He won't think it's silly. "For our high priest is able to understand our weaknesses. When he lived on earth, he was tempted in every way that we are, but he did not sin. Let us, then, feel very sure that we can come before God's throne where there is grace" (Hebrews 4:15-16).
Does God care about the little things in our lives? You better believe it.
If it matters to us, it matters to Him.