God loves “little old me.” I am using a metaphor for myself. I am neither short nor elderly. But I can feel “little,” meaning I feel insignificant because of my past mistakes compared to the Great I Am. When you fly on an airplane, you really see how “little” each human being is. God wanted a relationship with me, even though I am much smaller than Him.
John 15:5, says, “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” [ESV].
And sometimes, I feel “old,” not in age but stuck in my ways. I know some pretty stubborn people, and that includes me. Sometimes I think I know what’s best and do not consult God, but I am reminded that He knows best! Wanting God’s ways is better than my ways. The more I live, the more I learn that this life throws you exciting and disappointing curveballs. But God is with you through it all. Life not going your way doesn’t give me a free pass to be stubborn.
Proverbs 3:6 proclaims, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths” [NKJV].
God is good even during our dark days. It’s about compromise, love, and trust. All three things we are all working on as human beings. You can’t have an authentic relationship without compromise. You can’t give your burdens to God if you don’t trust Him with every care. And love makes anything possible. Maybe thinking I am insignificant and stubborn doesn’t hold a light to love after all!