Always remember that your biggest problems aren’t problems to God. He can handle anything.
I was listening to a podcast (can’t remember now which one, sorry) and they told a story about someone who had told her pastor that she didn’t “bother God” with little things, only big problems. His reply was to ask her what was a “big problem” to God! I have also seen a saying on Facebook, “Instead of staying up all night worrying, give your worries to God tonight. He’ll be up anyway.” These two were the inspiration for the following poem.
I want to thank my wonderfully patient husband for his help and critiques that helped me really improve this poem greatly. He never gets impatient (though I’m sure sometimes he mentally rolls his eyes) when he hears, “Listen to this and tell me what you think,” or “Listen now and see if this is better.” Thanks, Dave!
“I shouldn’t bother God with this
It isn’t big enough.
I’ll save my prayers to ask for help
When things are really tough.”
If you’ve said this, or if you’ve feared
That this thought might be true,
I’m here to say that I don’t think
You’ve really thought it through.
Please tell me what is tough to God?
He made the stars and sun;
He made the earth and you and me.
Just think what He has done!
For the creator of the world,
It’s not too big or small.
For He can count the grains of sand
And knows when sparrows fall.
It’s all small stuff to God and yet
He truly cares for you.
Give all your cares—whatever size—
To God to see you through.
It’s not too small to God and so
Just place it in His hands.
Don’t let your cares be driven by
This broken world’s demands.
In anything that bothers you,
What really bothers God
Is that you keep it to yourself.
Your logic here is flawed.
If worries are a burden and
They hold you back today,
Then give them up to God tonight.
He’ll be up anyway.
©2013 Denise McKenney
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