Many times my kids teach me about my relationship with God and I am sure I am not alone. Oh and yes this might be one of those sappy Dad stories so Reader Beware. Anyway, the other day we picked Eli our youngest son up from Preschool and he was visibly upset. It took him a a few minutes before he could tell us what was wrong but finally he told us that he had lost his new toy (a little plastic dragon). I asked him what happened and he hesitated again and almost didn’t tell me again. Finally he walked me over to a corner of the building to a hole by a drain pipe. He pointed down and said I put it in there! When I bent down and picked up the heavy cement block covering the hole we saw that the dragon was just underneath and really hadn’t gone anywhere. He reached down and snatched it up and his whole attitude immediately changed. He took off with his toy in hand as if he had won a new prize. And then it hit me…
How often do I hesitate to tell my Heavenly Father my problems big or small. Perhaps I am too angry that I have them or I don’t think he can really do anything about them or he won’t want to but even as I write that out I can’t believe those things to be true. God’s Word tells me otherwise. God loves me and God is all powerful and God commands me to pray to Him and he wants to hear all that I will tell him. So why don’t I do it? In truth all of the problems that seem insurmountable to me are as easy to him as just bending down and moving a stone. In fact the solution to my biggest problem problem – My Sin- was uncovered when he moved a stone as well. I am so thankful that I have a loving Heavenly Father who wants me to bring my problems to Him. Pray.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”