We were at the mall one day before my daughter started Kindergarten. It was time to eat and she wanted to choose the lunch destination. I was busy trying to explain to her that she got new earrings so her brother got to choose where we would eat lunch. As you can imagine, that wasn’t going over so well. As I crouched down in the middle of the mall trying to work through the tears and drama – some men passed by. I politely said, “Please excuse us – we are having a moment.” My son speaks up and yells above the crying, “YEAH! She is having a moment!
Later that evening, when I actually had time to think . . . I had to laugh.
I wonder how many times God says about me? “Oh, she is having a moment!”
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” James 1:5
I often find myself caught up in a situation, problem or concern that I am “having a moment about” and realize that I haven’t taken it to God. I have to remind myself to stop and go to God in prayer to seek His wisdom, peace, and guidance. I would love to be able to say I always realize this right away, but sometimes it is days before I remember to give it to God. The BIG stuff is easier to remember. You know things like job loss, finances, health concerns, etc. The big issues of life are always on the surface. It is the small things that can get pushed to the back of my mind, but constantly nagging away at my thoughts.
God cares about all things. The request may seem small or of little concern compared to the long list of major prayer requests you have, but as long as it is important to us – it is important to God. We can take the smallest concern or petition and place it at His feet.
“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.” 1 John 5:14-15
The next time you find yourself “having a moment”, stop and give it to God. Pray boldly and confidently.
Trust God to hear your prayers. Take time to be still and listen for His answer!