Sometimes the needs on my heart can seem so big. Almost so big that they seem impossible. There are times that I sit & wonder if it is even worth it to bring to Him in prayer? After all, the needs are big & nothing can change THOSE situations. I can develop an attitude that says, “They are what they are & I will have to just accept it for what it is.” The reality is not that the needs or situations are big but something that I do not want to admit…..
It is that my faith is small.
Yet Scripture tells me, “If you have faith like a mustard seed…”. I know, I know. That smallest seed sprouts into one of the largest trees. The smallest amount of faith can move mountains. Change impossibilities into do-ables. And isn’t that what is needed right now?
In reading the word prompt, SMALL, I find myself praying. Praying for needs that seem large at the moment. Looming. Bigger than life right now. And in praying about them this morning, a strange thing began to happen –
My needs become SMALL when I place them before my BIG God.
Why have I never realized how it works?
The object focused on will become magnified. And the other will shrink.
My five minutes of writing is almost over but today will be a day of remembering & praise for my God Who is big enough to carry my needs for me. For in His hands, my needs are truly small.
You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ”˜Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”
(Matthew 17:20 NLT)