Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cars for you. 1 Peter 5:7
As we listen to the problems of friends, neighbors and the world, it's easy to think that a small problem is not worth mentioning or why does it bother one so much? Yet, sometimes, it is the day to day worries that can cause more stress than one big problem. A constant drip, as it were, corrodes good faith. A catastrophe rallies the troops. Prayer lines are called all over the world sometimes. We have something to fight and if God is on our side- win! An enemy is identified and ammunition pours in from all sources. The battle may take years but it is something worthy of a fight. So our human minds think.
I'm talking today about the little battles that we may fight every day. You don't call the prayer chain about feeling blue, a waterbed mattress leaking or a water tank breaking. The dog ran away in the middle of the night because a strong gust of wind blew the door open and the hound grabbed the opportunity. Especially after reading how a friend in the tornado raged area is trying to clean out a shelter on lack of sleep and keep a calm attitude. Now that is a prayer request!
Yet, our God cares for it all as Peter wrote. It is all our cares, not just those we deem worthy to share with a pastor or prayer chain. As the old hymn sang- Take it to the Lord in prayer. What a Friend we have in Jesus. Or a more modern song tells me "Through it all, through it all, I've learn to trust in Jesus, I've learned to trust in God." He's our Deliverer. I thought as I heard all the horrific news, that our God is big. He is the God of the hangnail and the transplant.
The little things, the small stuff that we're not supposed to sweat are the little foxes that eat away at the vine sometimes. They can ruin our relationship if we don't share them with Jesus. He is more than enough to care. He supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory.
We can fight the big battles with friends, pastors, prayer chains and maybe not bother them about the dishes not being washed. But we can tell Jesus everything all the time. He promised to never leave us nor forsake us and He means never!