Do you pray big enough? Do you pray small enough? I know I don’t. Even though sometimes I know that God can do something, no matter how big or small, it doesn’t mean that He will, so I often pray so that I won’t be disappointed in the outcome. And a lot of times I only pray when it’s something big because it doesn’t seem important enough for God to deal with. It’s with the little stuff that I seem to struggle with big faith. Like Martha in John’s account of Lazarus’ resurrection, speaking to Jesus, “I know that God will give [Jesus] whatever [He] ask.” But, then, at the tomb, Jesus is about to commence the biggest, most controversial miracle yet (raising a man from the dead after four days) and Martha is worried about the odor of Lazarus’ body! We need to give that up to Him as well. We’re called to recognize God’s wisdom and methods in all the details.
“Then Jesus said, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?’ ” John 11:40