Don’t you love it when you catch all the green lights on the way to work? Or you are putting on a jacket you haven’t worn since the Spring and find a $10 bill in the pocket. Maybe you pulled up to the window at the drive thru this morning and someone ahead of you paid for your coffee! It’s the little things, isn’t it? I’ve said that so often at times when something totally unexpected happens and makes me smile and it gives me pause to be thankful for His unexpected blessings in my day.
Likewise, we sometimes are frustrated by little things that don’t happen as we expected. We arrived five minutes too late at the Post Office to mail a package in time to arrive for someone’s birthday. Or we’re rushing to get our kids to eat their breakfast before school and the milk we pulled out of the refrigerator has soured. We’ve taken extra measures to dress just right for our big day and no one even noticed! No one thing that is life altering but still we might find ourselves saying in frustration…it’s the little things, isn’t it?!
Here’s the most important thing to remember. Little things aren’t little to God. He cares about every little thing in our lives just as much as He does the big things. Isn’t it odd that we don’t spend much time talking with God about the little things? 1 Peter 5:7 (TPT) tells us to “pour out all your worries and stress upon Him and leave them there, for He always tenderly cares for you.” It bears remembering that little things aren’t little to God!