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Can You Ask God Even For the Little Things in Life?

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Do you ever wonder if the God of all creation is concerned about the little things in your life? Does God care about every detail or just the BIG issues? We often wonder, when it comes to the little things in life, if giving it to God is somehow “pestering Him” about unimportant matters. But everything about you matters to God. Can you ask God for the little things?

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Giving it to God – Does God Care About Every Detail?

Have you ever gone to a group wanting to ask for prayer about a situation or problem you have in your life and then stopped before you asked? Have you gone before God and wanted to ask Him for help with something going on in your life, your marriage, your job, etc., but then decided it was too trivial? You hesitate to give it to God because it seems to pale in comparison to other needs.

We sometimes look at our problem or situations and decide that, in comparison, other people have far worse going on in their lives and then we don’t ask. We feel selfish!

I mean who am I to ask people to pray about my little aches and pains when other people have serious illnesses?

Who am I to ask people to pray about my problems at work when people have lost their jobs?

Who am I to ask for prayer about my little arguments with my husband when people are experiencing divorce or infidelity?

We feel giving it to God when it seems trivial and small is selfish!

Asking God by Grading Our Needs First

We often grade our need based on what other people have going on and we decide our issue is too trivial to give it to God.

But God is not just the God of the big problems. He is the God of the little problems too. Giving it to God should happen before a little problem becomes a bigger one!

When we fail to give it to God because we think it is too trivial we are actually showing a lack of faith and we usurp God’s authority. We think we are better to handle trivial matters than to “bother” God with them.

Have we ever handled anything better than God?

It is the way the enemy works in our lives to keep God from having full authority!

We have not because we ask not! We reserve some things without bringing them God.

 James 4:2:

You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. ESV

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Giving it to God – Ask God For The Little Things

The enemy wants us to believe that somehow our need is too small to give to God. In doing this, it keeps us struggling and trying to deal with our problems in our own power instead of God’s. It keeps us in isolation with our problems.

But the truth is, many times if we don’t get help for those small problems they can go on to become bigger problems. They can cause us to fall into despair and depression. This is exactly what the enemy wants!!

He wants those small marital issues to become issues that lead to divorce!

He wants our little problems with our children to go on to become issues that lead to our kids going astray!

And he wants our little doubts and fears to go on to become issues that separate us from God.

Our faith isn’t just reserved for the big things, it’s for the smallest of things too.

When we give thanks to God should it just be for the big, impressive things? No! We should give thanks for the fact that each and every breath we take is a gift. We should give thanks for the smallest of victories, the smallest of blessings.

If we should give thanks for the little things then why do we think the little things shouldn’t also be taken before the throne to ask God when we need help?

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Ask God – Casting ALL Your Cares

If our children have a problem in their lives, don’t we want them to come to us when the problem is small versus waiting until it escalates?

God is no different.

1 Peter 5:7 says:

…casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. ESV

It says cast ALL your anxiety, ALL your cares on HIM because He cares for you! It doesn’t say some, it doesn’t say big ones, it doesn’t say only if your cares are as big as others…it says ALL.


The Birds of the Air

Casting in this verse is the Greek word epiriptō  and it means to throw or place upon.

Imagine that! God wants us to throw our cares to Him! He wants us to place them upon Him.

God wants to bear ALL your cares, regardless of how large they may be. He is the God who gave the sea its limit but He is also the God whose eyes are upon the smallest of birds.

Matthew 6:26

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? NKJV

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God feeds the birds! The Creator of all things cares so much for His creation that He ensures they are taken care of.

And yet we think our problems are too small for Him to care about? Give it to God! Cast your cares upon Him!

Asking God When You Feel YOU’RE the Little Thing

What about asking God to do BIG things when YOU feel you’re the little thing?

Do you ever feel like you are too insignificant for God to want to use to fill those big dreams you have?

All throughout the Bible, God uses the weak, He uses the average, the plain, the ignored, to do great things.

Never feel like you’re God-given dream is too small or that it is too big for a small YOU to achieve it. Ask God to equip you further!

God knows what you have need of before you even ask. He knows your pain points. God sees your dream and if He planted it in you don’t you believe He will equip you for it?

Little things aren’t just the insignificant-appearing things we want or need, but we too are the little things. And we should not hesitate to ask God to use us.

What are you needing prayer for that you didn’t think was important enough?

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  1. This was a great article! It’s a common problem for Christians to only pray for others because we think our issues aren’t very important. I’m guilty of it too. I find myself ignoring praying for myself and focusing only on my family before we go out the door each morning. But, I love you pointing out that if we give God praise for the little things then it clearly indicates He’s concerned about the little things. That was a great reminder. Thanks for writing this. -Gina, Steppes of Faith

  2. “But the truth is, many times if we don’t get help for those small problems they can go on to become bigger problems.” So true! Not only do the small problems fail to get resolved, it also puts us in the mindset that we don’t need to address them, and this mindset can stick with us even when the problems get bigger.

  3. Thanks for this reminder— I often find myself comparing my lesser “need” to others and settling for staying quiet rather than asking for prayer… I love that God cares about the minutiae!

  4. I can’t even begin to explain how much I needed this post today. Two years ago, my health problems and fluctuations in my husband’s job market led us to gratefully accept my parents’ offer that we sell our home, pack up our daughter, and come live with them. Since then, every single day has been a struggle. I don’t even know how to pray about it because there are so many little problems that I waited too long to ask God to help with and they have all coalesced into this seemingly impenetrable mass of bad. While part of me wishes I had seen this post two years ago, a bigger part knows that God placed it in my path exactly when I needed it most. Thank you so much for that!

  5. Yes! I love this.
    I am so thankful to have a Father that cares so deeply about the intimate details of our lives. I also think that watching God come through on the little things, gives us more faith for the big things.
    Thank you for sharing

  6. I think getting in the habit of praying for all the little things we combat each day help us flow right into those big-time prayers when the weighty issues are upon us. Thx for this reminder today!

    1. Hi Michele!! So glad you’re here!! The link up will be every week for the whole week so feel free to add your posts any time!

  7. It’s so true that God is just as interested in our “little” things as the big things. Thanks for the reminder. Sometimes we do tend to think our prayer requests may be too trivial for him, but they’re not.

  8. This post reminded me of a season of healing for me. I felt like there was a particular thing in my life that was smaller than what other women were sharing. Right when I was about to walk out of the doors of the church the speaker said, “Whether you feel like you’ve been hit by a smart car or semi truck, God still desires to heal you.” That was enough to make me stay and I’m glad I did. Found you on the #RaRaLinkUp.

  9. Hi ! It was a great article.
    I would like to ask for praying – for my unsaved loved ones, and people I know, my family is not particulary is in any religion, or believed in God as in devotinally, but there were times even before giving my life to Christ there times I felt like God was watching me, this intense present was there looking out for me, because there were incidents that shocked me, really before I started my journey to God as the One and Only God there were obviously lies that deceived me , I was searching, and trying to reach out to Him , as our soul is searching for His Creator, so the incident was that I almost seriouly got hit by a car, I thought later that God was stopping this to happen because He wanted this , just because it is His will , that even I didn’t belong to Him as his accepted Kingdom daughter , He was not letting it to end my story here. My interest from a early age was always pupose based , anything important decision I made I had to think about it. Sadly I don’t know when it started I as innocently not knowing from back than as a teen I read horoscope , and to identitfy ,-and to know , it was interesting to me, I could depend on it, emotionally, from the lonliness , and lack of family relationship was the rout of it. I had terrible fear from being alone at night, everyone came home late, and I just didn’t know who I should turn to , (If I knew sooner that God was there) so I was in the dark, I had really felt terror, and evil presence, and after I turn to Christ I had attacks at night, bad dreams etc. It was bad!! A little story for that I don’t have a lot of peopel who could pray for me. So my request is made for those who want to help!
    The prayers would be for my family -who are lost, and for my school to what to follow , and what are really my talents -because I really don’t have a clear plan for that , as a guidence and the will of God needed here, and for my relationships in my family to be restored , as God shaping their , and my story I looking forward to that God would reveal Himself in His way , and soften my bitter dad heart , so that I cam move on to, because this to me a really personal issue-with my dad , I have to matue in Christ, and as His daughter to giving Him my gifts that He can use, so these are some things I really whish someone will pray for !?? There is one more I have a famly member who’s my godfather he’s a jehowa witness for a long time, his really stubborn I wish him to be wake up serioulsy, for this fact , and other facts He caused deep pain for his family, for not caring for them as their dad, and selfishly focus only on his false reliogion-seriously! Sorry if I was to detailed. There is a woman that is my Mom friend, dealing with cancer in the early stage, and she’s really needs healing from God, I hope God would show Himself this way to her, in time. Thank you for reading my comment, and for those who will be prayinf for these things, and If i typed somethings wrong , pardon ?
    English is not my first language!
    God bless??

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your story!! God most definitely has a plan for you!!! And I will certainly be praying for your loved ones, your relationships with them and also your mother’s friend. And I am sure others here will pray for you all as well! God can and will soften your heart towards your father! Just continue to pray!! He hears your cries out to Him and will answer!! It may be in His own timing and His own way but He will answer! God bless you and thank you again!!

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