“Cast all your worries on Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 TLV
Recently, I took a big step in my life. It was a huge faith step. A life-changing step. One that I’ve run through my mind more times than I care to admit. A move I had been contemplating for well over a year. So, I prayed over it, talked to God & my husband about it, and even discussed this big move with my kids. Scared and all…I did it! I made my appointment, drove to the salon, and chopped off all my hair!
I know what you’re thinking. ‘Seriously, Giselle? A hair cut?’ Yes, a hair cut! Something small; a task most people do every week, two weeks, or month. But, for me, it wasn’t small. I’ve had long hair my whole life and, even when I did take a “leap” into the short hair world, it was only a smidge above my shoulders. Nothing drastic. Yet, this small concern of mine was amplified in my mind. And, I felt pressed to go to God with it. You know what? I’m so glad I did. He eased my worries about how it would look or feel. I felt a spirit boldness as I made the resolve to just do it! And, I love my new cut.
My point? We always quote the scripture above in large matters, huge concerns, & serious worries. But what about the small stuff? Matthew 6 and Philippians 4 tell us not to worry about anything, but 1 Peter 5:7 takes it a step further and tells us to hand our worries over to God – all of them! The revelation I got was that God wanted even my little concern of whether or not I should cut my hair! He wants it all! So, my friend, what are your small concerns? Hand them over. A difficult co-worker, a better marriage, a new wardrobe, increase in your finances, your child’s grades, or changing your diet – our Father is God of BOTH the big AND the small!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for being a God of big and little things! Lord, thank You for Your Word in Philippians 4 that says I should be anxious for nothing. You are perfecting and protecting all that concerns me, and that includes the things that may seem small in the natural. Holy Spirit, help me not to just brush off these small concerns but, rather, to hand them over to You with full confidence that God’s got it all under control because He loves me. Father, thank You for being utterly concerned with every little and big detail that affects my life. And, thank You because You don’t think it silly of me to have these concerns but, like a loving parent, You want me to go to You with my cares. I declare a spirit of boldness and courage to go forth with Jehovah Nissi, the Lord my banner, who goes before me in Jesus’ name. Amen.