Before I was born again, I sometimes asked the Lord in prayer for help if there was a major crisis in my life, but I hesitated to ask Him for small things. I figured He was too busy creating and maintain the universe to help me with my day-to-day problems, and for a while after I was saved, these conclusions remained.
Gradually, I begin to ask the Lord for help in finding small things—my glasses, my car keys, my checkbook. Sometimes I would even ask Him to help me find a lost Bible and always asked in the name of Jesus. At other times, I would forget to ask for His help. Instead, I would try to do things on my own.
I have probably spent numerous hours looking for lost items without success. But when I remember to ask the Lord in prayer for help in finding these lost items, I often find them in seconds. So, I would have to say that the Lord cares about the smallest things in our lives and is ready and able to help us when we ask for help in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
However, I think there is a difference between small things, like car keys, and the day of small things mentioned in the fourth chapter of Zechariah. We are told to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto us. But if we focus on the small things in our lives without first seeking and finding the Lord, all we end up with are small and foolish things that have no long-term value.
Yes, the Lord cares about the believer’s smallest needs, but there will come a day when the time for seeking and finding God will end. In that day, we will only have our small things to keep us happy and contented, and even they will disappear. As a Christian, I despise the day of small things if that means a world without the Lord because a world within Him is no world at all.
Molly Noble Bull