I had a stress test today - in fact, I am currently hanging out at my parents house waiting for the next part of it. My big obstacle was the IV. For some reason, nobody can seem to get an IV in me on the first try. The last time I had a stress test, they tried 3x. The IV specialist finally came and stuck it in my wrist - it hurt like nobody's business, let me tell you! Then I about passed out and they had to break out the smelling salts and put me on gurney and turn it upside down. Talk about embarrassing! Needless to say, I wasn't in too big of a hurry to repeat that experience! So one of my big prayer requests was that the IV would go in the first try. And it did!!!
My second request was more a concern - they always put the incline on the treadmill really steep on these tests so your heart rate will go up! Well, that has the unpleasant result of feeling that if you let go of the bar, you might go flying off the back of the treadmill. I am happy to report, that I stayed on and didn't take any flying leaps! :)
These are really small things in the grand scheme of things, but God is so good. He saw my small, insignificant requests just as well as He sees the big ones. It drove home to me that God cares not just about the big, grand scheme things in my life, but the details too.
In Genesis 15 there is the story of Hagar, Sarah's maid, who runs away from the anger of her mistress. She is alone and lost and not sure where to go. The angel of God appears to her and tells her to go back. She called God El Roi or God sees me. It always touches me that God took time to see Hagar - a maid, someone of not much signifigance to anyone. But God saw her.
So even with the little details and cares in my life, I know God is El Roi and that He sees me, sees me better than any earthly person can. What a great comfort that is!