While standing in the line at the grocery store yesterday, my phone rang. It was a friend from church. She said, “Hey, I’m bringing dinner to you tonight – you gonna be there in 30 minutes?”
I’m sure the lady at the register thought I was a little nuts (yeah that happens a lot) because my eyes welled up with tears.
It’s been one of those couple of weeks where I’ve been blessed to see God provide again and again and again. I’m not talking about huge things…it’s a bunch of little things that just speak such tender love to me from my Father.
Its meals that are provided at just the right time. Its 2 hour delays when I could really use a little more sleep. Its people doing unexpectedly kind things for me when I least expect it,
A few weeks ago when I broke my foot I was placed in a pretty purple cast. We’ll apparently my leg is claustrophobic because in the middle of the night it was just desperate to be out of that blasted cast. During the day all was fine, but come 3am…not so good. I’d end up getting up because otherwise I’d just be lying in bed thinking about it and feeling like I was gonna go bonkers.
And sleep, being such a precious commodity, lost for a silly claustrophobic leg is completely unacceptable. So after a sleepless week, I made an appointment to go back to the doctor and beg him to take it off.
I’d researched online and found out that a boot is an acceptable alternative. The doctor was very kind, but he said my break is a difficult one to heal and the cast was preferable. When I shared that I had been up since 3 am and a little bit about my life, he immediately said, “Let’s get that cast off and see how well your foot is healing and if all is good you can use the boot.”
Alleluia! I prayed fervently that my bone looked okay so I wouldn’t leave with another colorful cast. Praise God no new cast was necessary.
As I was preparing to leave, the doctor said, “I don’t want you to have a copay – please tell the ladies up front to refund you.” I practically burst into tears. I’d been lamenting the cost of my claustrophobia and here God loved me again through a very kind and thoughtful doctor. It was especially nice because it was absolutely an unnecessary appointment in the grand scheme of things.
I wish I could remember all the little things that have happened to encourage me in a day – but they are hidden in my heart.
The gracious love of my Savior extends even to the smallest detail of my day.
How He loves me.
There is such comfort in those little blessings – sometimes more than the big stuff.
It’s a precious reminder that God walks with me every minute of every day – He doesn’t just show up for the big stuff. I’ve seen Him during the storms, felt Him during the pain, heard Him during the questions, and known Him during the trauma. He is showing me that He is there every moment, whether big or small.
I want to encourage you to find Him in your day…look for Him in those small moments…seek Him in the seconds…listen for Him as you live each day.
Write down those moments, those reminders of His love for you, so you can look back and be blessed.
You can remember that He’s there.
Oh how He loves you.
I will look, seek & listen, and write (after I blow off the dust on my gratitude journal). It is so very easy to get caught up in the all the stuff of life. And those little gifts from God that I am apt to miss truly would have changed my perspective going forward. Thank you for this reminder!!
Debbie – thank you for sharing! I like what you said about when we miss the little gifts from God we might miss what could have truly changed our perspective going forward! You are so right!
Praying for a day of gratefulness!