One of the things I think we all struggle with is that for most of us, we know that we’ve got it pretty good. We know that our troubles, as real as they are, aren’t the worst in all the world.
And so, that makes us feel bad when we pray for the things in our own lives. Why should we pray about the things in our lives; there are so many others that have it so much worse off than we do. I mean, it’s not that. We shouldn’t bother God with our problems.
We all feel that way sometimes. We feel as though the things going on in our lives can be a bother to God.
Listen to what Jesus says today in Matthew 10:30-32:
But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven,
If something maters to you, then it matters to God. If it’s a source of pain in your life, then it matters to God. If something is causing you worry, then it matters to God.
These things matter to God, because you matter to God. Don’t ever feel bad about taking these things to God. Don’t ever feel bad about giving your real worries and problems to God. Don’t ever feel like you aren’t important to God. You are. You matter.
Now, we should keep things in perspective in life. Yes, for each of us, there is someone who has it worse than we do. And we should always be in prayer for them. We should always keep our sense of perspective.
But today, and each day, take you concerns to God. He care about them, and about you. Today, you matter to God.
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