As I am reflecting on the last week of the awful weather here in Texas, I find myself crying tears of praise and thanksgiving. My family and I have so much to be thankful for.
We only lost some branches off a few trees.
We did lose power, but were able to find ways to create heat. Mainly, we heated up cast iron skillets on the gas stove and hovered around them.
We never lost water.
Our pipes never burst or froze.
We were able to have a hot meal every night.
The above large subjects were mostly what I prayed about for myself and others. However, I was reminded of something I had forgotten: How much God cares about the little things.
With the snow and ice finally melted, we ventured out to the grocery store. There was one thing we needed more than anything- dog food. We walked into the store and I immediately felt an overwhelming sense of anxiety. The shelves were emptier than even when Covid first hit.
As we got closer to the pet food aisle, I found myself praying for God to provide, for there to be dog food for Cooper. When I turned the corner, it did not look promising. With my heart beating fast, I made my way to the end where the dog food is. There were three bags left in the whole store and one was his exact dog food. A brand we recently changed to. God had provided.
Sometimes we forget that God wants us to bring everything to him . . . the big things like prayers for healing; the little things like prayers for dog food; and everything in between.
When in doubt, turn to the loving command in Philippians 4:6-7:
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Not, in some things.