God Provides…

This is my new washing machine.  My old one quit spinning on its own.  I was reduced to propping the lid open with a spoon and reaching my hand in to get it started every time.  Given the fact that I barely have time to brush my teeth, babysitting my washer was not ideal.  God provided this washer for me.  As a matter of fact, God has provided so much for me lately… I’m sure I have yet to fully recognize it all.

God cancelled my son’s baseball game a few weeks ago so that I had time to go shopping for a new washer.  The one I found was in the scratch & dent section plus I got the military discount.  I got it for about half price.  God is good!

I notice little things like a game getting rained out when I had a conflict with both my boys’ schedules.  The rain allowed me not to have to choose between them.  A friend calling at just the right moment to offer encouragement; a meeting getting cancelled on a night when I really needed to be doing laundry; a kind word from my son on a day that I thought I might go crazy.

I was talking to a dear friend tonight about some of these things.  She said “at least you recognize that God is providing for you.”  And, she’s right!  I do.  Sometimes, I lift both arms in the air and shout “WOO!  Thank you God!”  (Yes, I did that in Lowe’s while buying the washer!)  I am a little (maybe a lot) crazy, but I truly believe that God is giving me little nudges along my way.  Our family is going through a HUGE trial right now.  I have put my trust and faith in God.  I trust that we are right where He wants us to be and I have faith that He will take care of us.  No, it’s not easy and some days all I can say is that I can mark it off the calendar.  But, other days, when I take the time to notice, I see that He is there helping me through.  He’s helping you, too… are you noticing?

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

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