me: "Maybe this isn't the best time to write a post?"
God: " You can do this with my help."
me: "But Lord...everything has gone so wrong today, everything I put my hand to has failed!"
God: "Look again child, look closer, and you will see things differently."
me: "Well, this morning after reading your Word and thanking you for blessing us in so many ways, I remembered what I had heard from Charles Stanley just yesterday about being grateful no matter the circumstances, and about how we should not only thank you for the stuff that goes right, but when things go wrong, we should have a grateful attitude because:
... we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. ( Romans 8:28)
God: "What things?"
me: "All things."...OK, but what about the computer virus first thing this morning? On the new laptop, of all things? I was ready to just throw in the towel, quit the blog again; I can't afford this stress and expense Lord, you know we just learned that there will be a decrease in my husband's paycheck! Not to mention we just had to buy a new sofa last week because the old one literally fell apart on us! Not to mention the clothes dryer decided not to use heat anymore just yesterday! And then there was the missing bank statement~I couldn't balance the checkbook without it because the carbon copies bled through on two checks, making them illegible, and when I tried calling the bank, they could not bring up the information because they just went through a merger and the files are with someone else! Whoever heard of such a thing Lord?
God: "So, How did your doctor appointment go today?"
me: " I almost forgot about that...She said things are still the same."
God: "And... what else did she say?"
me: "She said the good news is nothing has gotten worse, and that I should not need anything more than some chiropractic therapy.. that means no more shots, no surgeries, no painful EMG's or nerve blocks!"
me: "Oh yeah, I forgot to take my blood pressure pill today too! I can't believe my blood pressure was so low when the nurse checked it today, especially since I felt as if I was fighting off a panic attack all day long!...Hmm, weird.
God: "I was holding your hand."
me: "Thank you Father."
me: " I just can't believe that we had to go to TWO banks personally before we could get something as simple as information on two cancelled check amounts. And what is weirder, is that the first bank had found one, but could not access the second check info so they sent us to the other branch nearby to see if they had it, and then the nice teller at that bank locked herself out of the vault where they kept the archives from before the merger, so she couldn't get to it either."
God: "So, what did you think of that car accident at the intersection of the bank, the second bank you were sent to ?"
me: "OH dear Lord, that was so scary, we had just pulled into the parking lot and I had barely stepped out from the car when we heard it! I felt sick, they hit so hard, we were just at that spot, it could have been us! I said a quick prayer that everyone was Ok!"
God: "Thank you for praying!"
me: "Thank you that they were unharmed, and for protecting us!"
God: " So, wasn't that nice how the teller made a few calls to get your information on that check?"
me: "Yes, and he even asked if they would email my missing statement to me." I thanked you Lord when the check amount showed that it was only $22, and not the $222 that it appeared to be because the carbon bled through. Thanks again!"
God: "The teller sure liked your email address once you explained what it meant, didn't he?"
me: " Oh yeah, his eyes lit right up when I explained that nvr4skn stood for NEVER FORSAKEN, he said he liked that. We both thanked you then that nobody was hurt in the accident, as he was the one who called the police when he seen it from his window at the bank...the bank that YOU sent me to today...I'm sorry for calling it a wild goose chase Lord."
God: " So what did the antivirus scan reveal about your computer when you returned home today?"
me: "No threats were found! Thank you Lord."
"For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.Jeremiah 29:11.
But all who listen to me will live in peace,
untroubled by fear of harm.”Proverbs 1:33
But I call to God, and the LORD will save me. Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he hears my voice." (Psalms 55.16-17)