In the shadow of a major election that brought issues like economic crisis, war, and terrorism right into the center of my living room, I am feeling a little…insignificant. More specifically, I woke up this morning feeling slightly anxious and out of control, and I wondered, “God, are you watching all of this?”
A 30-minute newsreel serves as a quick reminder that the world is a big place with a lot going on. And honestly, there is a part of me that is tempted to wonder if it’s possible that the one God who manages world affairs knows or cares about the details of my life. This idea that God created the world, but now stands apart from it is called deism and it seems that this is an area where many young women from your generation get hung up.
One girl from our Lies Young Women Believe focus groups summed it up this way: “God is so big. He has so much to take care of with wars and natural disasters and stuff like that. I find it hard to believe that He cares about what is going on in my life.”
But, the truth is—He does care! Luke 12:6-7 says, “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs on your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
So, I want to conduct my own exit polling. Is there evidence of God’s hand in your own life? Can you tell us about a specific situation where God intervened in your life and provided what you needed or asked for? Share that story right here on the blog.