Trusting God with the big and small

November 23, 2021 by Dr. Jack Graham

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,

            and do not lean on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge him,

            and he will make straight your paths.

Be not wise in your own eyes;

            fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.

It will be healing to your flesh

            and refreshment to your bones.

–Proverbs 3:5-8

A number of years ago, the late J. B. Phillips wrote a book entitled Your God is Too Small. In it, he points out that many Christians today so often have a tiny God that they cannot trust. Sure, they’ll pray for God to work in the less significant aspects of life, but they become timid and shy when it comes to asking for the big things.    

In my years as a pastor, I’ve observed this behavior firsthand. I’ll talk with people who’ve had relationships destroyed, life-threatening sickness, and financial ruin, and yet they’ve never given those things over to God. It’s almost like they see themselves as better equipped than the creator of the universe to handle those difficulties!

But you and I have a great God. He’s a loving God, a faithful God, and a powerful God that we can trust because He deserves our trust. And a genuine faith is one that will step out and ask for the risky things in life, not just the small, safe things.

So whatever you’re experiencing today, whether it’s big or small, hand it over to God and trust that He is both willing and able to handle whatever you give Him!

GOD IS WILLING AND ABLE TO HANDLE LIFE’S PROBLEMS—BIG AND SMALL. SO WHATEVER YOU’RE EXPERIENCING, HAND IT OVER TO GOD KNOWING THAT HE’LL ALWAYS COME THROUGH!

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