You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. (Psalm 139:3)
How frequently I forget that God is concerned with the mundane and the minutiae of my life! How often I picture Him so high and so lifted up (as He is), but forget that He is also right here with me, walking by my side through the details of life. If you are anything like me, let this word encourage you today as you go about your daily routine, because nothing is “humdrum” for the Holy One.
We miss one of the great blessings God has given to us in this life when we see Him as only transcendent (existing outside of space and time) and wholly “other” and not also immanent (present within His creation). We must hold both these truths in an irresolvable tension. The Transcendent Creator of the universe is also concerned and intimately involved with your little world. The Almighty Architect of the universe is also the Architect of every seemingly trivial aspect of your life. He cares about your rising in the morning and your going to bed at night. He cares about your comings and your goings. He cares about your emotions and your mood swings. He cares about your aches and your pains. He cares about your highs and your lows. He cares about your joys and your sorrows. He who cared enough to go after one lost sheep, one lost coin, and one lost son also cares enough to go after you in every detail of life.
God is so immanent that He knows when one sparrow falls as well as the number of hairs remaining on your head. This must communicate to us at the deepest level that even in His transcendence, God is concerned with the seemingly trivial and the mundane. Peter beautifully expressed this truth in 1 Peter 5:7—“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
So . . . is there any anxiety that has been weighing you down lately? Why not do what the Spirit of God commands and cast all your anxiety on Jesus? He truly does care for you!
Notice that Peter provided no specific categories for anxiety. It could be anxiety over the big things of life as well as the little things. Truth be known, we often feel more anxiety over the small things than the significant; perhaps that is because we have more small things to deal with than significant things.
Regardless of where this message finds you today, take a moment to reflect on the truth that nothing is humdrum for the Holy One. It was His eternal love that sought you, caught you, and bought you. The blood of Christ shed on the cross communicates a care infinitely beyond what words can express. To be sure, there are some things in life that matter more than others, but there is nothing that doesn’t matter to God. And that includes the details of daily living.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!