Have you ever asked someone for a favor and had to talk them into helping you? You may have said things like, “It won’t take long.” or “I know you would really be good at this.” Sometimes we treat God the same way. We think we have to talk God into helping us.
I know what you are thinking. You are thinking that the Bible tells us to pray, tell God our needs, and give him our petitions. You are right, it does, but we are not talking God into anything. He wants us to pray to have a relationship with him. He doesn’t have to be coaxed into doing us a favor. He was never planning on creating us and saving us and then taking a hands-off approach.
We go from one end of the spectrum to the other. We think of our problems as either mountains or molehills. When we experience mountain problems, we want to tell God how we think he should take care of the situation. When we look at the molehill problems, we think they are too small to bother God with. We also need to align ourselves with his timetable. He is never late. We are just impatient.
We need to grasp the truth that nothing is too big or too small for God. He is already working out situation out for our best and his glory. He wants us to come in prayer to talk to him about every situation so that he can prepare our hearts for what he is going to do. He also wants us to that we recognize that it was our mighty God who was working on our behalf.
Is your situation big or small today? He already knows, and he is already in the answer, so go ahead and talk to him about the question. Then stand back and praise him as he does what only he can do. Let God be God in the mountains and the molehills.
“Know this: God, your God, is God indeed, a God you can depend upon. He keeps his covenant of loyal love with those who love him and observe his commandments for a thousand generations.” (Deuteronomy 7:9) (MSG)