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