Session 6

God cares about the big and small stuff in your life

From Genesis: A 7-Week Devotional


Genesis 12

I know God is calling me to this job, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to cover all my bills. God promises to take care of my needs. But, maybe I’ll take a second job. I’ll be away from my family more, but I could take the job and make sure I can pay the bills.

We love God's plans but often take the details into our own hands.

Just like we sometimes do, Abram thought he had it figured out at first. He was following God, and God was making it clear he would be famous and blessed. Not only would Abram be blessed, but God said the whole world would be blessed through him (Genesis 12:2-3).

But, Abram found his situation too risky, so he took the easy way out. Abram told his wife to lie to Pharaoh. He let fear control him in that moment, convincing his wife to tell Pharaoh that she was his sister.

God was not pleased with Abram’s plan and afflicted Pharaoh, so Pharaoh would let Sarai go. Abram believed God would do the big things He promised but got scared in the small details of how it would happen.

God has called you to something great, something that you were custom designed for.

Think of times in your own life when you’ve acted like Abram. You heard from God about something big but took the details into your own hands.

Details matter to God, the big and the small. God has called you to something great, something that you were custom designed for. God keeps His promises, and you can trust that He will take care of all the details of what He has called you to. Just take one step at a time, and trust Him along the way.


  • What does the fact that God cares about the details of your life tell you about His character?
  • Is there a situation where you need to start trusting God with the details? What is one practical step can you take to do that?

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