There are dramatic stories of how God provided for someone’s needs when the situation seemed hopeless.
No food in the cupboard and a bag of groceries appear on the doorstep.
The need for a transplant donor and one becomes available just in time.
Someone knows someone who knows someone and a job is secured before the last penny from the last paycheck has been spent.
While you may have never participanted in anything you’d call dramatic, I’m sure if you look back, you’ll see God’s hand always present, large or small, providing in ways only he can.
A time I feel for certain God provided for my parents, brother, and me was when we traveled back to the States from Panama after visiting Sissy and Chief in the Canal Zone.
The Miami, Florida hotel clerk informed my dad there were no available rooms. It was late, Dad, and the rest of us, were tired after our flight. This wasn’t the first hotel we’d tried to find a room at and the prospects for finding a room for the night did not look good.
As my dad turned away, the hotel clerk called him back. Seems he just so happened to have a room left after all.
Now, I know finding a hotel room does not rank up there with receiving a transplant donor, but the point I’d like to make is this. We need to keep our eyes open to see God’s hand at work in our lives.
There’s also been the time I thought I lost my wallet. Pilot and I looked all over and couldn’t find it. Until…I looked one more time in my purse, of all places, and there it was.
God doesn’t always work in dramatic ways, but he is always at work.
And don’t you think he’d appreciate it if we thanked him for the things we consider small, just as much as we thank him for the things we consider big?
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And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (NLT)
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Yes I can look back and see God’s hand in many situations that I did not see His hand being in at that moment.
Teresa, it is wonderful when we realize God worked in our situations and we praise him for what he has done.
Thanks for posting. Yes, I don’t think there are coincidences or luck. God takes care of me all the time. I appreciate the reminder to thank Him for everything. God will turn everything for my good and His glory – regardless of my perspective about the circumstance. Thanks!
Thanks for commenting, Joni.
When I think of the “biggies”, miracles, God blessed us with, they are no-brainers and just knew God had been watching over us. I can also think where God was with me when I made it onto an interstate with rain so heavy you could hardly see. We’ll never know when we’re under His sheltering arms, but just know to believe that all things, no matter the size, are possible. Great post💞
Thanks, Sissy. God’s always there.
When my husband was in seminary and we were living on my teacher’s salary, God provided in so many ways –including funds for our children to attend a great Christian school! God is so faithful! Thank you for your post!
Isn’t God just the best?! 🙂