“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.” Psalm 8:3-5
It’s easy to feel small, weak, and insignificant in such a big world. Even more than that, it’s hard to actually believe that God is interested in our problems.
If you’ve been at Greystone long enough, you have probably been to the climbing wall. When I was working on staff, one of my favorite places to sit was on top of the wall before afternoon classes started. From the top of the wall you can see almost every part of camp. One of the things that sitting on top of the wall taught me was just how insignificant my problems were in comparison to the rest of camp. It gave me a chance to “zoom out” and remember that I was a part of a larger plan for the summer. Even more than that, it gave me the chance to reflect on God’s love for me in the midst of my struggles.
It is hard to imagine that God actually pays attention to us but the Bible reminds us over and over again that God cares about each of His children INDIVIDUALLY. He knows our hurts, fears, doubts, worries, and struggles and He draws near to us in them.
It’s amazing to think that the Almighty God of the Universe is “mindful” of you everyday, but He is. God knows what you need and He gives it to you exactly when you need it. God created human beings to bear His image on Earth and he “crowned them with glory and honor.”
Sin makes us forget all of these great promises and it drives us to only focus on ourselves. When that happens, we think the universe is out to destroy us instead of remembering that the One who hung the stars is watching over us. How should this comfort your heart when you feel hurt or get defensive?