When No One Else Sees You
By Sabrina McDonald
Sometimes I feel taken for granted by the people I love the most. I sweep the floor, take out the trash, wash dishes … and it feels like no one notices.
And it’s no wonder. As soon as I’m finished, another pile of work suddenly appears, waiting for its turn.
I was having one of those days not long ago. And right in the middle of my woe-is-me rant, God whispered to my heart, “I see it, Sabrina.”
The God of the universe, the One who gives life to babies, performs miracle healings, comforts the dying and the grieving, listens to the prayers of millions … He cares about me and my housework?
God cares about the minute details of our lives.
He cares for each little sparrow that falls to the ground, and Jesus said, “you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows” (Matthew 10:31 NLT).
He collects all our tears (Psalm 56:8), and He has every hair on our heads counted (Matthew 10:30). https://www.biblestudytools.com/esv/psalms/56-8.html
That encourages me. It makes me want to do a good job because even my mundane household duties are an offering to God—whether a spouse or a hangry teenager notices or not. Colossians 3:17 says, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
So, on those days when I feel like no one notices all the little things that evaporate all my free time, I look up and remember God sees me, and He’s pleased. That’s all that really matters.
The good stuff: So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
- Write the Bible verse above on a sticky note and place it in the kitchen or laundry room to encourage you.
- Use your household chores as a time of prayer. While folding laundry, pray for each family member. While washing dishes, thank God for all His gifts.
- What chores do you take for granted from your spouse? How can you show your appreciation today?
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