“How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!”Psalm 139:17-18
Yesterday, I was having a hard time focusing on anything but my situation. I had a parenting dilemma. Honestly, I think I could tell you one thing I remember about the message at church last night – that’s how overwhelmed I was. I tried to pray my way through it and come up with solutions to the problem, which has been going on for quite a while, to no avail. I needed help.
During the service, the one thing I remember was that God is omniscient. He sees things from a macro-level and a micro-level. On a macro-level, He hung the stars Himself and was there before time or space ever existed. Wrap your head around that. On a micro-level, He knit me in my mother’s womb and knows how many hairs I have on my head at any given moment. As I type this, I’m thinking to myself, who would even care about something like that? And yet, God Almighty does.
This is the most profound and astounding revelation, that God cares about me. He cares about my situation, my heart’s cries, my moments of complete desperation and fear, and is willing to step in and help right when I need it the most. Now I’m crying. Are you crying? Say it to yourself and think about what it means: He cares about me. The Creator of the wind and water, the One who hung the stars and created this Earth for us to live in cares also about my suffering and my thoughts right now.
My measly plight in the grand scheme of things caught His heart because He saw a single-momma in need of an answer. I finally asked for on-the-spot prayer. During this prayer, my pastor asked the Lord to even give dreams if necessary to bring wisdom in the situation. In my desperation of heart I didn’t want to even wait until bedtime to get an answer.
The Lord knew that thought before I thought it and provided an answer to one of the issues right away. It may be the fastest answer to prayer I have ever received. It may also be the funniest. Isn’t it amazing that the Savior of the world thinks upon us and knows every minute detail of our lives and struggles?