How does one get past that “tiny speck in the vast universe” feeling, that feeling that screams out,”You are insignificant!” It is true, in fact, that in this universe, we are but a tiny piece of dust. The vastness that surrounds us makes us feel infinitesimal, meaning so tiny we hardly matter. In mathematics, infinitesimals are things so small that there is no way to measure them.
So given the small size of our being in God’s universe, how do we make ourselves believe that God knows us and cares for us?
Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. – Luke 12:6-7
You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book. – Psalm 56:8
Be assured when you think of yourself as a small part of God’s vast creation, that God has not forgotten you, that you are of inestimable value, that you are in God’s heart, that in your most difficult moments, God knows your sorrows, counts your tears, and collects them in a bottle.