Throughout my life people have told me, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”
I’d roll my eyes and part of me would want to say, “The small stuff matters!” but instead I would give an appropriate reply.
The thing is, the small stuff mattered to me because, in the end, it affected the bigger picture. After having my special needs daughter, the small stuff really did matter because it’s often is a key to bigger issues. Something as small as going outside to play can lead to a break down in my household.
Lately, when I start sweating the small stuff my husband will say:
“Have you prayed about it?”
So, I started praying about the small stuff that makes me sweat. For the past five years I have prayed about Lilly’s health issues, but I haven’t prayed about what to feed her. I’ve prayed about healing for her pain, but I haven’t prayed about what creams to use. I think you get the picture.
Since I’ve started praying for the small things, things have started changing in my life. We had a fun summer because things for my daughter have started rounding off and my new blog launch has been stress free (other than some learning curves).
And I’m not sweating the small stuff as much.
This verse is wonderfully humbling.
Before I was born God knew the struggles I would face as a person, as a wife, as a typical mother, and as a special needs mom.
God knew I would sweat the small stuff and has placed things into my life to help me out. Psalm 139:13-14 helps me remember that I am wonderfully made and that I need to pray the small stuff more often.